Non-IUCN Events and Activities
Join the events, celebrations, and experiences taking place around the world that showcase the importance of nature.
The National Park Service, with more than 400 sites across the United States that preserve the diverse ecosystems, wildlife, and resources that belong to all Americans, turned 100 on August 25, 2016. The National Park Centennial celebration will continue through August 2017. Use the Find Your Park program to search for events near you.
‘Connecting People to Nature’, the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share.
World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every 5 June. This year’s host country Canada got to choose the theme and will be at the center of celebrations around the planet.
This 8-day summit will bring together young leaders to share ideas, experiences and develop skills so internationally they can lead the creation of sustainable communities.
Through workshops, round tables, action projects, debates and cultural events, WYC delegates will discuss and identify actions youth can take to assist in achieving these goals, developing practical strategies for youth-led development initiatives – and what governments need to do to enable them.