Friday, May 20, 2011

Today is Endangered Species Day!

Endangered Species Day @ the Garden 2010
"Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people young and old to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions that people can take to help protect our nation’s disappearing wildlife and last remaining open space. Protecting America’s wildlife and plants today is a legacy we leave to our children and grandchildren, so that all Americans can experience the rich variety of native species that help to define our nation.



Started by the United States Senate, Endangered Species Day is the third Friday in May. Every year, thousands of people throughout the country celebrate Endangered Species Day at parks, wildlife refuges, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, libraries, schools and community centers. You can participate in festivals, field trips, park tours, community clean-ups, film showings, classroom presentations, and many other fun and educational activities." (from the ESD website—stopextinction.org)

Come to the Garden today for our 2nd annual Endangered Species Day event. Last year was a great success and this year will be even better!

Plus, at 6 pm, Whit Gibbons (Herpetologist and Professor emeritus at UGA) will be talking about our native Georgian endangered species, with live animals!

Hope to see you there!