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Get outside for Endangered Species Day with our identification challenge!

Are you looking for reasons to get outdoors and spend time connecting with nature? If so, we’ve got a great activity for you! 

Join the Endangered Species Coalition for our “What’s In My Backyard?” species identification challenge

As you may know, this Friday is the 15th annual Endangered Species Day. Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate and learn about wildlife species and how to protect them. 

This year, we’re inviting everyone we know to participate in our special “What’s In My Backyard?” species identification challenge for Endangered Species Day. All you have to do is spend time Saturday, May 16th outside in your yard, courtyard, or local park learning about plant, animal, and fungus species in your area. This is a great way for people of all ages to spend time outdoors, but still maintain social distancing. 

Learn more about how to participate with our step-by-step guide to being part of the “What’s In My Backyard?” challenge. 

Don’t worry – you don’t need to be an expert to join the challenge. The free phone app iNaturalist, which you’ll use to participate, will identify all of the species for you. All you have to do is take photos, and iNaturalist will take care of the rest. This is a great way for kids or adults to learn more about the local creatures that are all around you. And our step-by-step guide to participating in the challenge will walk you through everything, from downloading the app to getting outdoors on May 16th. 

Find out how to be part of this international outdoor event today. 

There are other ways to participate in Endangered Species Day, too! If you’re still looking for ways to celebrate this week, check out our film screening event or these other ways to engage

Thank you for helping us protect vulnerable species and the habitat they rely on.

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