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Animal and environmental observances calendar with links to printable activities and crafts suitable for toddlers, preschool and kindergarten. Visit an observance date to find resources, lesson plans that include crafts, easy instructions and a list of materials needed.


January
National Train Your Dog Month
Walk Your Pet Month
2nd: National Pet Travel Safety Day* [info.]
5th: National Bird Day* [info.]
20th: National Penguin Awareness Day*
21st: National Squirrel Apreciation Day*

February
National Bird Feeding Month [info.]
National Pet Dental Month [AVMA-info.]
Responsible Pet Owner Month
Sat. before Presidents' Day: World Whale Day*
Last Tuesday: Spay Day [HSUS-info.]
1st: Serpent Day*
2nd: Groundhog Day*
2nd: Hedgehog Day*
20th: Love Your Pet Day*
22nd: Walking the Dog Day*
23rd: National Dog Biscuit Day*
27th: International Polar Bear Day*


March
3rd week: Poison Prevention Week [ASPCA, National Animal Poison Control Center]
18th-24th: National Agriculture Week [info.]
Last Wednesday: Manatee Appreciation Day
1st: National Pig Day*
3rd: World Wildlife Day* [UN]
14th: National Ag Day [info.]
21st: International Day of Forests
22nd: World Water Day * [UN]
23rd: National Puppy Day* [info.]

April
National Frog Month
National Garden Month
National Heartworm Awareness Month [info.]
National Pet First-Aid Awareness Month
Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month [ASPCA]
Pets are Wonderful Month
World Habitat Awareness Month
3rd week: National Pet ID Week
Last Friday: Arbor Day
Last Saturday: World Veterinary Day
Last Sunday: International Day of the Dog
2nd: Ferret Day*
4th: World Rat Day*
11th: National Pet Day*
11th: National Dolphin Day*
18th: Pet Owner's Day*
22nd: Earth Day & International Mother Earth Day* [UN]
25th: World Penguin Day*
26th: National Kids & Pets Day*
30th: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day*
May
National Egg Month
Flower Month
1st full week: Be Kind to Animals Week
1st full week: National Pet Week [info.]
2nd Saturday: Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
2nd Saturday: International Migratory Bird Day [info]
2nd weekend: World Migratory Bird Day [info.]
3rd week: National Dog Bite Prevention Week [AVMA]
3rd Friday: Endangered Species Day [info]
4th: Bird Day* [info.]
13th: Frog Jumping Day*
15th: Hug Your Cat Day*
20th > World Bee Day* [info.]
23rd: World Turtle Day* [info.]
June
Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month [ASPCA]
National Dairy Month [info.]
Fruit and Vegetable Month
Zoo and Aquarium Month
1st full week: Pet Appreciation Week
2nd Sunday: World Pet Memorial Day
4th: National Hug Your Cat Day*
5th: World Environment Day* [UN]
8th: World Oceans Day* [UN]
16th: World Sea Turtle Day*
21st: World Giraffe Day*
18th-24th: National Pollinators Week [info]

July
2nd week: National Farriers Week [info.]
14th: Shark Awareness Day*
15th: Pet Fire Safety Day* [AKC]
18th: Cow Appreciation Day*
29th: International Tiger Day*

August
Water Quality Month
1st full week: Int'l Assistance Dog Week [info]
8th: World Orangutan Day*
10th: World Lion Day*
12th: World Elephant Day*
22nd: National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day [info.]
22nd: National Honey Bee Day*
26th: National Dog Day*


September
National Chicken Month
National Food Safety Education Month
National Service Dog Month
Responsible Dog Ownership Month [AKC]
World Animal Remembrance Month
1st Saturday: National Hummingbird Day
2nd Sunday: National Pet Memorial Day
4th Saturday: International Rabbit Day
Last full week: National Dog Week
Last full week: Sea Otter Awarenesss Week
4th: National Wildlife Day* [info.]
8th: National Iguana Awareness Day*
18th: World Water Monitoring Day* [info.]
22nd: Elephant Appreciation Day*
28th: World Rabies Day* [info.]
29th: National Goose Day or Saint Michaelmas Day*
October
Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month [ASPCA]
National Pet Wellness month [AVMA]
Dinosaur Month
First Monday: World Habitat Day* [UN]
2nd: World Farm Animals Day*
 16th: World Food Day* [UN]
21st: Reptile Awareness Day*
29th: National Cat Day*
November
Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month [ASPCA]
Manatee Awareness Month
1st full week: National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
15th: America Recycles Day [info.]
December
4th: Wildlife Consevation Day* [WWF]
13th: National Day of the Horse*
27th: Visit the Zoo Day*
KEY:
* Signifies observances on the same month or day every year.
ASPCA: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
AKC: American Kennel Club
AVMA:  American Veterinary Medical Association
HSUS:  Humane Society of the United States
UN: Recognized by the United Nations [observances]
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