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If you haven’t heard already, the NC Zoo has an Endangered Species Awareness Poster Contest that is underway at the zoo. If your child loves science and drawing, this is the contest for you! Any North Carolina resident, grades K-12, can enter and show off their artistic side while helping increase the awareness of endangered species. For more information visit our website at https://www.nczoo.org/education/family-group-programs/endangered-species-awareness-poster

First place winners for each age group gets a special painting by one of our animal ambassadors. Entries due by December 15th.

Last year’s winners look great on our poster!

Leslie Wilhoit
School Programs Coordinator
Conservation, Education, and Science Department
North Carolina Zoo

336.879.7718 office
leslie.wilhoit at nczoo.org
NCZoo.org

Scholarships for middle and high school students/educators on climate change - due Dec 2018
2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
One Earth Award
About this Special Achievement Award:
The One Earth Award provides four students whose creative works encourage the awareness of, and meaningful responses to, pressing issues of human-caused climate change with $1,000 scholarships. In addition, special awards are also available for students and educators from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
What is climate change?
Climate change refers to significant changes in global temperature, precipitation, wind patterns, and other measures of climate that occur over several decades or longer. It has numerous ecological impacts and humanitarian consequences, including species extinction and habitat loss, population displacement, food systems, water resources, and declining ecosystems.
Works by artists and writers advance our thoughts, reflections and understanding of solutions, and improve awareness of individual actions that we can take to reduce harm and slow the current destruction of planetary resources.
About the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards:
For nearly a century, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenu- ity, and talent of our country’s youth. Administered by the Alliance for Young Artist & Writers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Awards reach out to hundreds of thousands of students in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) and provide them with opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships.

How to Enter
How do I enter work in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards?
Sign Up!
The 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are open for submissions! You can create an account and upload your work.
Create!
The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision. After you have created your work, upload it to your Scholastic Awards Account! Visit our online galleries to see examples of works from past National Medalists. Be sure to visit our copyright and plagiarism FAQ to learn more about submitting original works.
Stamp It and Send It!
After uploading your work, print your submission forms, have a parent/guardian and an educator sign them, and then mail them to the Affiliate Partner in your local region or upload your signed submission form to your account. Mailing instructions can be found on the submission form or on your local Affiliate’s Website.
What else do I need to know?
Eligibility
Public, private, or home-school students in the U.S., Canada, or American schools in the rest of the world enrolled in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) are eligible to participate in the Scholastic Awards.
Category Descriptions
For a full list of category descriptions, click HERE.
Blind Judging
The Scholastic Awards are adjudicated without knowledge of the artists/writers identity. Please make sure that your submission does not contain any personal information.
Freedom of Expression
Young artists and writers are free to explore any and all topics. There are no pre-defined prompts and no work is ever disqualified from the Scholastic Awards because of the nature of its content.
Judging Criteria
Originality
Work that breaks from convention, blurs the boundaries between genres, and challenges notions of how a particular concept or emotion can be expressed.
Technical Skill
Work that uses technique to advance an original perspective or a personal vision or voice, and shows skills being utilized to create something unique, powerful, and innovative.
Emergence of a Personal Vision or Voice
Work with an authentic and unique point of view and style.
© Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, 557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
artandwriting.org/one-earth

Project WILD – January 23rd, 10AM to 4PM

Location: Edwin H. McGee Center, located at 928 Fairplains Rd. in North Wilkesboro, NC.

Project WILD is a K-12 interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife. All participants will receive the Project WILD activity guide, and earn 6 hrs. towards their NC Environmental Education Certification (or 0.6 CEU’s). Homework option available to earn up to 10 hrs. or 1.0 CEU. Workshop and all materials are free!

Participants should come prepared to be outside. We plan to hold the workshop rain or shine, so please bring a jacket, rain coat, etc. We’ll have a great classroom to work out of with water and bathrooms, but please bring lunch and any snacks you might need. This workshop is suitable for formal and non-formal educators. NCEE and CEU credits are available upon workshop completion. Ages 16 and up.

Call or email me if you have questions or wish to sign-up.

Thanks!

Kevin

Kevin Hining // Northern Mountain Education Specialist
Wildlife Education Division

NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Fleetwood, North Carolina 28626
336-213-9692
kevin.hining at ncwildlife.org

ncwildlife.org