November

November — Let’s talk Nature and Culture!

November 1 — Ansel Adams Shoots “Moonrise” (1941)

November 2 — National Bison Day

November 3 — Rosalie Edge, Conservationist and Suffragette, born (1877)

November 3 — William Cullen Bryant Born (1794)

November 4 — UNESCO Created (1946)

November 5 — Ethelwynn Trewavas Born (1900)

November 6 — International Day to Protect the Environment during War

November 7 — Costa Rica Constitution Enacted (1949)

November 8 — World Town Planning Day

November 8 — Kate Sessions, Mother of Balboa Park, Born (1857)

November 9 — First Live Panda Leaves China (1936)

November 10 — Guinness Book of World Records Born (1951)

November 11 — Leonardo DiCaprio Born (1974)

November 12 — Salim Ali Born (1896)

November 13 — Amory Lovins Born (1947)

November 14 — US Crushes Elephant Ivory (2013)

November 15 — America Recycles Day

November 16 — Global Climate Change Research Act Passed (1990)

November 17 — David Livingstone Arrives at Victoria Falls (1855)

November 18 — Asa Gray, Father of American Botany, Born (1810)

November 19 — World Toilet Day

November 20 — John Merle Coulter, Pioneering Botanist, Born (1851)

November 21 — Lava Beds National Monument Created (1925)

November 22 — Grofe’s “Grand Canyon Suite” Premiered (1931)

November 23 — National Eat-A-Cranberry Day

November 24 — “On the Origin of Species” Published (1859)

November 25 — Nikolai Vavilov, Pioneering Russian Agronomist, Born (1887)

November 26 — Anna Maurizio, Swiss Bee Expert, Born (1900)

November 27 — Bill Nye, the Science Guy, Born (1955)

November 28 — Elsie Quarterman, Plant Ecologist, Born (1910)

November 29 — U.S. Rations Coffee (1942)

November 30 — Mark Twain, American Humorist, Born (1835)

This Month in Conservation

August 1
Hawaii National Park Created (1916)
August 2
White Giraffes Found in Kenya (2017)
August 3
Arbor Day in Niger
August 4
Liang Congjie, Pioneering Chinese Environmentalist, born (1932)
August 5
First Traffic Light Installed in U.S. (1914)
August 6
Rajendra Singh, the Waterman of India, Born (1959)
August 7
World’s Oldest Tree Cut Down, Accidentally (1964)
August 7
Elinor Ostrom, Noble Laureate in Economics, Born (1933)
August 8
Banqiao Dam Collapse, World’s Biggest Dam Disaster (1975)
August 9
Smokey Bear Born (1944)
August 10
John Kirk Townsend, Pioneering Naturalist, Born (1809)
August 11
Gifford Pinchot, Father of American Forestry, Born (1865)
August 12
“The Lorax” Published (1971)
August 13
Roald Amundsen Completes Northwest Passage (1905-1906)
August 14
Hetch Hetchy Began Producing Power (1925)
August 15
Sponge Act passed (1914)
August 16
E. F. Schumacher, Environmental Economist, born (1911)
August 17
Cape Hatteras National Seashore created (1937)
August 18
Margaret Murie born (1902)
August 19
Cickamauga and Chattanooga Battlefield established
August 20
The Great Fire (1910)
August 20
Rajendra Pachauri, Nobel Peace Laureate in Climate Change Research, Born (1940)
August 21
“Bambi” Released (1942)
August 22
Loch Ness Monster first seen (565)
August 23
Chile’s Atacama Desert Blooms (2017)
August 24
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, Maine, Established (2016)
August 25
National Park Service Born (1916)
August 26
Krakatau Volcano Erupted (1883)
August 27
First Oil Well Drilled (1859)
August 28
Roger Tory Peterson, Ornithologist, Born (1908)
August 29
Henry Bergh, Founder of ASPCA, Born (1813)
August 30
International Whale Shark Day
August 30
Lord Walsingham Shot 1,070 Grouse (1888)
August 31
John Muir Home preserved (1964)
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