Canadian Wildlife Foundation theme for 2017 National Wildlife Week: #ConserveTheWonder
Here are some ideas how you, your family or your organization can participate in National Wildlife Week by doing things to help #ConserveTheWonder.
- Head outdoors as part of Walk for Wildlife and welcome migrating animals in your neighbourhood back home. Walk for Wildlife takes place April 12, 2017, but you can host your walk any time during National Wildlife Week.
- Get your friends, family and community together to conduct a shore-line clean up.
- Have your municipality officially proclaim National Wildlife Week. Download a sample proclamation »
- Organize a wildlife photo contest in your community or submit your wildlife photos to the CWF photo contest
- Adopt a nature trail with your family and friends. Put up bird feeders or bat boxes and pick up trash along the trail
- Find a hidden treasure or hide one of your own as part of CWF’s Geocache
- Help migratory birds by providing nesting structures for songbirds, raptors and waterfowl
- Download the iNaturalist app to your phone and go exploring. Upload any images you find of local flora and fauna and be part of a world-wide community working together to inventory nature around the globe.
- Participate in a local biological survey
- Encourage your community media to cover stories about local wildlife and habitat or profile individual or groups who have helped wildlife and habitats in your area.
- Invite a local conservation officer to speak at your local school or community group
- Adopt a migrating or other wildlife animal with CWF’s Adopt-A-Species program
- Test your knowledge of our migrating species by taking on interactive on-line quizzes