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Youth Art Contest: Endangered Species January 27, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Animal Welfare, Art & Photography, Bulletin Board.
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2010 Grand Prize: Polar Bear & Beluga Whale, Carter Schroeder, Anchorage, AK

Endangered Species Day, started by the US Congress in 2006, celebrates our nation’s imperiled wildlife, plants, and wild spaces.

The event features a Youth Art Contest, organized by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service,  Endangered Species Coalition, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and Ogden Museum of Southern Art/ University of New Orleans.

Teachers can include the Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest as a featured activity for Youth Art Month in March. 

Entries are due March 15.

For more information on how to enter: National Audubon Society Advisory

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1. Julie - January 27, 2011

My daughter has done this before. It’s a great event. Thanks for the reminder!

nrhatch - January 27, 2011

Such a wonderful way to introduce budding artists to the beautiful world we inhabit.

I wish I was a “wee one” so I could enter! :)

2. Cindy - January 27, 2011

I think this is a fabulous initiative.

nrhatch - January 27, 2011

Me too! I love the winning drawing from last year ~ polar bears and Belugas.

3. Artswebshow - January 28, 2011

This is a good idea.
Great for raising awereness about the many animals who are at risk of extinction

nrhatch - January 28, 2011

Thanks, Artswebshow.

It’s too late for some, but maybe we can save the rest.

4. flyinggma - January 28, 2011

I’m forwarding the link to a couple of teachers at our school who I know will have their students participate. Thanks for sharing. If I were still teaching I’d have my students participate in the contest and the Endangered Species Day events.

nrhatch - January 28, 2011

Excellent! It’s such a fun way to get kids involved with environmental issues and art.

5. Naomi - January 28, 2011

What a wonderful initiative! Gorgeous 2010 winner too :-)

nrhatch - January 28, 2011

Isn’t it? I love the winning artwork ~ a very simple reminder of the complex web of life.


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