National Wildlife Week

This week, March 11-15th is The National Wildlife Foundation's annual celebration of National Wildlife Week!

Here is there list for students on "9 Ways to Take Action"

Today’s students will play a vital role in saving wildlife for future generations. These resources, assembled by the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program, provide ways for students to connect with wildlife in their backyard, schoolyard, and beyond. Here are nine ways to take action:

  1. Browse the Wildlife Guide. Learn more about some of the featured species for 2018, such as the Hawaiian monk seal or the Florida panther.

  2. Research threatened and endangered species in your state. Start your search online with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, then develop an action plan that will support the species’ habitat needs.

  3. Conduct an audit. Investigate and assess how your school engages with biodiversity or Schoolyard Habitats.

  4. Develop an action plan to build wildlife habitat at school. Once habitats are built, apply for a Schoolyard Habitat certification designation.

  5. Conduct species-specific citizen science. Support professional researchers by getting involved with a citizen science program.

  6. Volunteer to remove invasive species from local parks. Invasive species can decimate wildlife habitat.

  7. Participate in or host a watershed cleanup event. Many local plant and animal species rely on healthy waterways to meet their habitat needs.

  8. Partner with a local college or university to assist in research about a particular species.

  9. Adopt an animal. Visit the National Wildlife Federation’s adoption center to symbolically adopt a wildlife species.

Source: https://www.nwf.org/nationalwildlifeweek

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