Celebrate Nature and Environmentalism: Add these days to your family calendar

Below is a list of holidays and observances that are meant to celebrate nature, bring awareness to environmental issues, and inspire environmental stewardship. Adding them to your family calendar, learning together what their significance is, and finding creative ways to honor the days is a great way to regularly engage together in environmentalism.

National Bird Day -January 5th

National Save the Eagles Day – January 10th

National Squirrel Appreciation Day – January 21st

National Bald Eagles Appreciation Days – January 21st-22nd

National Seed Swap Day – Last Saturday in January

National Bird Feeding Month – February

National Serpent Day – February 1st

Homes for Birds Week – Second Week of February

Great Backyard Bird Count – February 17-20, 2017

Bird Health Awareness Week – February 28-March 4, 2017

National Celery Month – March

National Horse Protection Day – March 1st

National Pig Day – March 1st

World Wildlife Day – March 3rd

National Groundwater Awareness Week – March 5-11, 2017

Festival of Owls Week – March 5-11 (First Full Week)

National Aardvark Week – Second Week of March

National Plant a flower day – March 12th

National learn about butterflies day – March 14th

National California Strawberries Day – March 21st

National Spinach Day – March 26th

National Weed Appreciation Day – March 28th

Manatee Appreciation Day – Last Wednesday of March

National Take a Walk in the Park Day – March 30th

Keep America Beautiful Month – April

National Fresh Celery Month – April

National Garden Month – April

National Pecan Month – April

Bat Appreciation Week – April 2-8, 2017 (First Full Week of April)

National Ferret Day – April 2nd

Spring Astronomy Week – April 9-15, 2017 (Always the week of Spring Astronomy Day)

National Dolphin Day – April 14th

Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week – April 16-22, 2017 (Third Week)

National Orchid Day – April 16th

National Bat Appreciation Day – April 17th

National Garlic Day – April 19th

National Lima Bean Respect Day – April 20th

Earth Day – April 22nd – the anniversary of the modern environmental movement

National Week of the Ocean – April 23-29, 2017

Air Quality Awareness Week – April 23-29, 2017 (Last Full Week)

Sky Awareness Week – April 23-29, 2017 (Last Full Week)

National Help a Horse Day – April 26th

National Peace Rose Day – April 29th

Arbor Day – Last Friday of April

Bird Day – May 4th

Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day – a day when people are encouraged to participate in cleaning up the federal lands

****NOTE: This is an ongoing project. Come back soon for updates!****

photo by Booker Smith (license)

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