Spread the Word About National Wildlife Week
National Wildlife Week, March 18-24, is a great opportunity to engage individuals, families and communities in making a difference for wildlife. Kick off the spring season by promoting National Wildlife Week. The following are sample promotions and outreach materials you can share with your constituents, families, the media and youth in your community. Help spread the word so we can reach our goal of planting 75,000 trees!
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 "Branching Out for Wildlife" logo to your profile or website letting people know that you are celebrating wildlife, and they can too!
Sharing on Facebook
Share www.nwf.org/wildlifeweek on Facebook - Share cool facts, pictures and stories of wildlife and trees.
Sample Facebook Posts:
- Make a difference for wildlife during National Wildlife Week (March 18–24th) by donating to National Wildlife Federation to support tree-planting events in communities across the U.S. http://www.nwf.org/wildlifeweek
- Celebrate wildlife during National Wildlife Week, March 18-24th! Get a special Mega-Poster, wildlife trading cards, activities and lesson plans all around trees and the species that depend on them: http://www.nwf.org/wildlifeweek
- I'm watching for wildlife during National Wildlife Week, March 18-24th. Join me! http://www.nwf.org/wildlifeweek
- I'm celebrating National Wildlife Week by helping a child plant a tree. Join me in supporting the hundreds of tree-planting events happening in communities across the country: http://www.nwf.org/wildlifeweek
- Droughts, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and other natural disasters can destroy thousands of trees that are critical for both wildlife and humans. Join me in giving $10 to National Wildlife Federation to support replanting trees in areas affected by disasters today and leave a legacy of a greener world for tomorrow. http://www.nwf.org/wildlifeweek
- Today, in honor of National Wildlife Week, I am committing to spend at least 90 minutes outside each week for the next six months – exploring and learning. Who's with me? http://www.nwf.org/wildlifeweek
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--Before National Wildlife Week
Sample Tweets--During National Wildlife Week
Branching Out for Wildlife Logos
Sample E-Newsletter Article
Ever swing from a branch or walk on a log or eat real maple syrup or climb a tree or even use paper? Each of these activities all have one thing in common—trees. National Wildlife Week, March 18-24, 2013, is all about "Branching Out for Wildlife" by learning about trees and wildlife, and making a commitment to help our environment by planting a tree.
National Wildlife Week is celebrating its 75th Anniversary with a goal of planting 75,000 trees across the United States. This year's National Wildlife Week theme links the important role that trees play in the daily lives of people and wildlife. There are 45 different tree and wildlife species to explore through activities, trading cards, posters and more. National Wildlife Week will give youth and families a chance to give back to their communities by committing to plant a tree and care for it for a year.
We will be learning about wildlife such as salamanders, stick insects, moose, flying squirrels, many birds and other wildlife that depend on trees, as well as some great tree species from across the country like the red maple, Joshua tree, quaking aspen and others. Each day we will explore a new part of the tree and the wildlife that live, use or depend on that part of the tree, from the canopy to the roots and everything in between.
Join on us this exploration! http://www.nwf.org/wildlifeweek
Share the news about National Wildlife Week 2013: Branching Out for Wildlife with media and officials in your community. We have your toolkit here:
Media Talking Points
Press Release Template
Media Advisory Template
National Wildlife Week Overview
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.
Learn more about National Wildlife Federation >>