The American Public Health Association (APHA) has prepared 'Ready, Pet, Go,' a public service calendar for kids and adults on the importance of being prepared in case of an epidemic or natural disaster, occurrences that are more prevalent every year.  The calendar is about teaching kids (and adults!) protective tips through lessons learned from animals and even insects like bees!  Read on to see some of the neat photos and captions in the calendar....

 

Kangaroo, October 2015 calendar photo: Photo by Sheri Mahan, APHA’s Get Ready campaignKangaroo, October 2015 calendar photo: Photo by Sheri Mahan, APHA’s Get Ready campaign

The photos, published in APHA's 16-month Ready, Pet, Go! Get Ready Calendar, were selected from hundreds of animal images submitted to this year's APHA's calendar contest.  Each month, starting with October, 2015, features a different animal sharing helpful safety advice, including protecting yourself from disease, where to take shelter during a storm, and what to include in your emergency stockpile. 

Here are just a few more of the adorable photos and captions....

 

Bees: Photo by Jonathan Forte, APHA’s Get Ready campaignBees: Photo by Jonathan Forte, APHA’s Get Ready campaign

 

 Goats from 2016 Ready Pet Go Calendar: Photo by Debbie McCluske, APHA’s Get Ready campaignGoats from 2016 Ready Pet Go Calendar: Photo by Debbie McCluske, APHA’s Get Ready campaign

 

Rigby the Bearded Dragon: Photo by Nikki Caito, APHA’s Get Ready campaignRigby the Bearded Dragon: Photo by Nikki Caito, APHA’s Get Ready campaign

 

Well, I just wanted to whet your appetite, so I won't spoil the calendar for you with more photos because you can see them all and download the whole 16-month APHA Ready Pet Go Calendar for free right here!  And you'll be pleased to see that in addition to the beautiful photos and clever captions, there are specific activities for you and your children to undertake so that you can avoid flu germs and prepare for sudden heavy rains, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, and other natural disasters.

Last year's contest, Get Ready Tips From Tots, 2015 Calendar, drew from hundreds of adorable infant and toddler photos.

 

That's the buzz for today!

 

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