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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.

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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: Nat'l & Intn'l Squirrel Apreciation Day*
31st: Internationall Zebra 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*
15th: World Hippopotamus 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]
16th: National Panda Day
20th: World Sparrow Day* [info.]
21st: International Day of Forests * [UN]
22nd: World Water Day * [UN]
23rd: National Puppy Day* [info.]
23th: National Ag 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
2nd: Ferret Day*
4th: World Rat Day*
11th: National Pet Day*
14th: National Dolphin Day*
17th: National Bat Appreciation 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
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.]
25tht: World Otter Day*
31st: World Parrot Day
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*
20th: American Eagle Day [info]
21st: World Giraffe Day*
3rd week-Mon.-Sun: Pollinator Week [info]

July
2nd week: National Farriers Week [info.]
14th: World Chimpanzee Day
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]
3rd Sat: National Honey Bee Day
8th: International Cat Day*
10th: World Lion Day*
12th: World Elephant Day*
13th: International Wolf Day*
19th: World Orangutan Day*
22nd: National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day [info.]
26th: International Dog Day*

September
National Chicken Month
National Food Safety Education Month
National Honey Month [info.]
National Service Dog Month
Responsible Dog Ownership Month [AKC]
World Animal Remembrance Month
1st Saturday: National Hummingbird Day
1st Saturday: Intn'l Vulture Awareness Day [info]
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*
12th: World Dolphin Day*
18th: World Water Monitoring Day* [info.]
22nd: Elephant Appreciation Day*
24th: World Gorilla 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]
International Dinosaur Month
Last Fri.: World Lemur Day
24th-30th: Bat Week [info]
First Monday: World Habitat Day* [UN]
2nd Wed: National Fossil Day
2nd: World Farm Animals Day*
8th: World Octopus 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.]
29th: International Jaguar Day
December
4th: Wildlife Consevation Day* [WWF]
13th: National Day of the Horse*
14th: Monkey Day [info.]
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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