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Endangered Species Day Art Contest

posted Feb 23, 2010, 1:42 PM by Michelle Kretzschmar

The national Endangered Species Day Art Contest provides students with an opportunity to learn about endangered species and express their knowledge and support through artwork. The contest is organized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Endangered Species Coalition, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art/ University of New Orleans. The contest's winner will be honored with their name engraved on a special trophy designed by a gifted young artist, Meredith Graf of New Orleans, LA and will also be recognized at a reception in Washington, D.C. in May, 2010.

The deadline to enter is March 26. Winners will be chosen in four categories: Grades K-2, Grades 3-6, Grades 7-9, and Grades 10-12. From these, one national winner will be selected in 2010.

Register for the Endangered Species Day Art Contest today!

Endangered Species Day is a celebration of our nation's wildlife and wild places. Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is an opportunity to learn about endangered species and how you can help protect them. The art contest is an integral part of the fifth annual national Endangered Species Day, celebrated on and around May 21, 2010.

Schools, scout troops and other educational institutions are encouraged to learn about our nation's wildlife, birds, fish and plants on the brink of extinction. For more information and for lesson places and other educational materials, visit www.EndangeredSpeciesDay.org

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