Endangered Species Day Youth Event (FREE)

Endangered Species Day Youth Event (FREE)


FREE ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY YOUTH EVENT – SUNDAY, MAY 12


Endangered Species Day, which will be observed on May 17, 2019, is an opportunity to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions they can make a difference.


 In honor of Endangered Species Day, and in partnership with the Endangered Species Coalition, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, Tenley-Friendship Library, community leaders and teachers, we invite youth (KG-5th grade) to join in a free and special event to lend their artistic talents and voices in support of endangered species and their habitats.


Sign up your child for a special event that will take place from 2:00 – 4:30 pm on Sunday, May 13 at the Tenley-Friendship Library. The event involves learning about Endangered Species Day, having youth research a species of interest, and then being guided by a local artist and DCPS teacher to draw/paint the selected species.


 Each participant will also use their research skills (with assistance from community members and library colleagues) to learn about the endangered species they chose to draw, why the species is endangered and what they think could be done to protect and preserve the selected species.


 SIGN UP REQUIRED – SPACE IS LIMITED.


SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:


       2:00: Sign in/Drop Off Inside Library


       2:10 – 3:30 pm: Youth spend time earning about endangered species, researching, drawing, painting and talking about the species they chose.


       3:30: Parents/guardians invited back to Library for a sharing circle of the work done.


       4:00 – 4:30: Parents/guardians join a parade around the block starting at the Tenley-Friendship Library corner of Albemarle and Wisconsin, NW.