February Monthly Themes

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February 2022 Monthly Theme: Black History Month: Black Health and Wellness

The 2022 theme for Black History Month considers activities, rituals, and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well throughout American history and in our time, especially through self-determination, mutual aid, and social support initiatives. This month, we’ll explore this history and ways that parks and public lands can play an important role in physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.

More information and resources coming soon.

More February Themes & Activities

Every month, the National Park Service celebrates different national holidays and initiatives that provide opportunities to share our mission through websites, social media, and other platforms. Find information on a related topic on NPS.gov, hashtags that national parks are using, and other messaging tools to use on these special days.

February 4: Birthday of Rosa Parks

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    • Civil Rights (nps.gov/civilrights): stories, featured places, events, kids/educational materials, and images/videos

February 8: National Boy Scouts Day

February 11: International Day of Women & Girls in Science

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    • Science (nps.gov/science): stories, resources for researchers and students, news, what we do, how to get involved
  • Social media hashtag: #WomenInScience

February 14: Frederick Douglass' Birthday

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    • Civil Rights (nps.gov/civilrights): stories, featured places, events, kids/educational materials, and images/videos
    • Literature & Poetry (nps.gov/literature): stories, featured places, news, events, and kids/education materials

February 16: National Innovation Day

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  • Social media hashtag: #NationalInnovationDay

February 18-21: Great Backyard Bird Count

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    • Birds & Birding (nps.gov/birds): stories, featured places, news, events, what we do, and how to get involved
    • Citizen Science (nps.gov/citizenscience): citizen science projects, stories, news, and events
  • Social media hashtag: #BirdYourWorld

February 20-26: Engineers Week

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    • Engineers Week: stories and employee profiles
    • Architecture & Building (nps.gov/architecture): stories, featured places, news, events, and education
    • Technology & Invention (nps.gov/technology): stories, featured places, news, and events
    • Science (nps.gov/science): stories, resources for researchers and students, news, what we do, how to get involved
  • Social media hashtag: #EngineersWeek

February 20: Birthday of Ansel Adams

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    • Photography (nps.gov/photography): stories, news, and events

February 21: Washington's Birthday / Presidents' Day

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    • Presidents (nps.gov/presidents): stories, featured places, news, and events
  • Social media hashtag: #PresidentsDay

February 22: Digital Learning Day

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    • Digital (nps.gov/digital): digital resources including NPS.gov, API, social media, apps, and ways to get involved
    • Educators Portal: includes lesson plans, distance learning, and other educational materials
    • Find Your Virtual Park (go.nps.gov/findyourvirtualpark): resources for virtual experiences
  • Social media hashtags: #DLDay, #DLDaySTEM

February 28-March 4: National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Last updated: November 22, 2021