January is the time of year to plan ahead and set goals. There are a variety of resources that can help generate new ideas to reinvigorate, create excitement, and expand the involvement through interpretation and education programs.
This year, 2015, brings many opportunities to incorporate interpretive and educational messages supporting national and world events, including:
World Wetlands Day, February 2
Earth Hour, March 28
Earth Day, April 22
National Trails Day, June 6
National Wildlife Day, September 4
National Public Lands Day, September 20
America Recycles Day, November 15
Many of the following organizations provide resources, awards, professional development, and networking (newsletters and conferences).