Photo credit: Zoos Victoria
In preparation for National Threatened Species Day on September 7th, our CERES Outreach team is inviting you to help raise awareness of plants and animals at risk of extinction around Victoria and Australia by joining our Threatened Species Challenge!
Threatened Species Day aims to build awareness in the community about Australia’s remarkable and unique threatened wildlife that call Australia home. It is commemorated annually on September 7th, the anniversary of the death in captivity of the last known thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger.
Our team will be showing our support by participating in the Threatened Species Bake Off, where we will be focusing our attention on local Victorian species! This is an opportunity for us to research and celebrate the threatened species found in our local environments, backyards and schools.
We invite you, your staff and students to join us in this challenge, by selecting a threatened species to bring to life and then showcasing it over social media with the hashtag #ThreatenedSpeciesDay2020!
How do you get involved? It’s easy! Just follow the 3 simple steps below and make sure to spread the word amongst your school and parent community!
Simply use the following sites to select your threatened species (it can be local to your backyard, state or Australia wide).
Victorian threatened species: DELWP
Australian threatened species: Zoos Victoria and The Nature Conservancy
Select your artistic outlet!
- Playdough/ Clay
- Dress-up/ Face-paint
- and anything else you desire!
Share on your school/personal Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account starting now until September 7th. Tag your photos using @cereseducation in your photo and using the hashtag #ThreatenedSpeciesDay2020 so we can check out and share your photos.
Together we can all make a difference and fight against extinction, so what are we waiting for? Let’s get creative!