Spread the Word About National Wildlife Week

Jeff Jones

Spring into action for National Wildlife Week! National Wildlife Week, March 17-23, is a great opportunity to engage individuals, families and communities in making a difference for wildlife.

The following are sample promotions and outreach materials you can share with your constituents, families, the media and youth in your community. A great way to celebrate National Wildlife Week is to share cool wildlife facts with your friends, both in person and on your favorite social networks. 

Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, share a photo on Flickr, write a blog or article, or add a "Wildlife and Water" logo to your profile or website letting people know that you are celebrating wildlife, and they can too!

Sharing on Facebook

Share on Facebook - Share cool facts, pictures and stories of your experiences with wildlife and water and your favorite pond, river, lake, wetland or beach!

Sample Facebook Posts:

Sharing on Twitter

Follow @NWF on Twitter - Receive and re-tweet the latest news, updates and ideas on National Wildlife Week, using #wildlifeweek

Sample Tweets:


Wildlife and Water Graphic

Use this graphic in your newsletters and emails. If you need a different size or resolution, send an email to with your request.

 National Wildlife Week 2014-Wildlife and Water web graphic

Sample E-Newsletter Article

Water is important to all living things--people and wildlife alike. This year during National Wildlife Week, March 17-23, National Wildlife Federation is helping kids and adults explore the important role that water plays in the lives of wildlife and people across the country. With the theme of "Wildlife and Water--From the Mountains to the Rivers to the Oceans" National Wildlife Week will give families, educators and community groups the chance to connect kids with wildlife and explore the world around them.

We will be learning about wildlife such as lake sturgeon, aquatic insects, beaver, frogs, horseshoe crabs, wood ducks and even plants that have a very important relationship with water like cranberries, wild rice and water tupelo. Each day we will explore wildlife that live in, use or depend on water--whether in a vernal pool, a stream, a marsh, a lake or an estuary.

National Wildlife Federation will provide resources for families, schools, individuals and organizations to participate in National Wildlife Week. These resources include a poster, educational webinar, lesson plans, activities, event-planning tips, a calendar of events, and suggested ways to take action for wildlife. National Wildlife Week will give youth and families a chance to celebrate wildlife and water by going fishing, cleaning up a local stream, exploring a pond or planting a tree.

Join on us for our week-long celebration of wildlife!

Media Toolkit

Share the news about National Wildlife Week 2014: Wildlife and Water--From the Mountains to the Rivers to the Oceans with media and officials in your community. We have your toolkit here:

Media Talking Points
Media Advisory Template
Media Tips
Social Media Samples
Event Scheduling Checklist
Sample Proclamation
Radio PSAs 

About National Wildlife Week

National Wildlife Week was first observed in 1938 under the name “National Wildlife Restoration Week,” Past spokespeople of National Wildlife Week include Walt Disney, Shirley Temple and Robert Redford.

Through fun and informative hands-on activities for students, families and adults, this annual celebration educates, inspires and enlightens the public about wildlife conservation issues and encourages them to become environmental stewards.

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