Endangered Species Art Contest
These artworks are headed to Washington, D.C. for the annual Endangered Species art contest. The contest is sponsored by the US Department of Fish and Game and a broad coalition of decision makers from around the country. Middle school students in the art elective chose an animal or plant to illustrate from the government's official endangered or threatened list. It was staggering to discover 1800 names on the list! Our BHS entries will join several thousand artworks from students around the country who are also passionate about saving these important members of the US environment. The judging will take place in March and April by famous wildlife artists who make their living highlighting the natural world.
Students are required to include an accompanying artist statement with their painting. Here's one from Kate S. (8th): "Woodland Caribou are important to me because my grandpa used to tell me about how he watched caribou in his backyard. Now that he's gone, I liked to imagine what it would be like to see one. But now that they are endangered, I don't know if I will ever see a caribou. By drawing this, I hope it will raise awareness about the issue of building oil pipelines in their habitat."
Luna K. (6th) Ocelot
Quinn A. (6th) Whooping Crane, Grey Wolf
Sara G. (6th) Key Deer
Shyla H. (6th) Puerto Rican Broad-winged Hawk
Laila V. (6th) Humpback Whale
Sophia I. (7th) San Joaquin Fox
Kiki I-A. (8th) American Elm
Kate S. (8th) Woodland Caribou