October 20th International Sloth Day
Okay, so slow down today and study the sloth. They don’t waste a lot of energy getting anywhere fast but then, why do they need to get anywhere fast anyway? They are cute animals, abused as most animals are and not exactly a house pet. Still, like all creatures in the world they serve a purpose. Today was created in 1996 by AIUNAU, an animal group determined to protect animals all across the world. They can live 20-30 years if not disturbed but are easy prey to hunters. They are primarily found in Tropical Rain Forests in Central and Southern America.
How to celebrate – Visit a Rain Forest. Help protect animals. Protect nature.
The date of National Fossil Day varies, which I find odd for something set in stone! You will find it comes on whatever week of October is Earth Science Week. Fossils are very interesting considering they can be found nearly anywhere and represent a world long, long since gone. Keep in mind some pour creature gave it’s all to provide us with that sample of history. You might even say they were “Rockin’ It!”. Or not… It just goes to show that even a million years ago, animals were getting stoned.
How to celebrate – Go find a fossil. Visit a museum. Start a rock collection.
May 18th International Museum Day
Museums remind of us of where we have been, and possibly show us where we are going as well. Things we just can’t live without today had to come from somewhere and generally those proto-types can be found in museums all over the world. Of course, museums also teach us about animals and nature as well. This day was created in 1977 by the International Council of Museums.
How to celebrate – Visit a museum. Look for all the antiques
in your house. Donate historical items
you no longer want to a museum so that others can enjoy them.