World Wildlife Week

March 8, 2021 (All day) to March 12, 2021 (All day)
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Join us as we celebrate World Wildlife Week! Wednesday, March 3 is World Wildlife Day, a day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. This year's theme is "forests and livelihoods: sustaining people and planet", and we'll be celebrating with a variety of wildlife-themed programs all week long! Join us on our live events channel and learn more about what you can do to help wildlife and the environment.

Monday, March 8 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Woods and Wildlife: How Harvesting Trees Can Help Save Wildlife

Join outreach communications coordinator Aaron as he interviews Jordan Herring of the Virginia Department of Forestry to talk about forests as habitats. Forest ecosystems are ever-changing and rely on natural cycles of "disturbance events", such as forest fires or weather events, to help maintain a variety of habitats. Human actions have suppressed these disturbances and caused our forests to lose those diverse habitats that wildlife need. Join us to learn how forest managers can use timber harvest to help re-create those habitats for the benefit of all: humans and wildlife.

Thursday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Making Better Homes for Wildlife in Your Backyard

Join outreach educator Lauren as she talks with Kate Guenther, a certified Master Naturalist and creator of Wild Foods 4 Wildlife. Creating adequate habitat for wildlife in your yard may be easier than you think. Encouraging wild neighbors can be a positive and rewarding experience.

Friday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Debris Isn't Free: The Cost of Littering for Aquatic and Marine Wildlife

Join outreach coordinator Alex as he chats with the staff of Friends of the Middle River. Despite changes in the average person's lifestyle during the past 12 months, litter in waterways continues to be an issue that harms wildlife and our natural surroundings. Littering -- intentionally or unintentionally -- has a cost, and wild animals are often the ones who pay that price. Learn more … and don't litter!

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