National Wildlife Week Art Contest

Department of Natural Resources (to July 2018)

April 7, 2006 1:07 PM

Elementary school students across Nova Scotia will mark National Wildlife Week, April 9-15, with an art contest.

"We're encouraging our younger students to explore the wonders of their local watersheds," said Natural Resources Minister Brooke Taylor. "I know there's great creativity out there, and I look forward to seeing how they interpret the beauty and importance of our wetlands."

Students are invited to create artwork that expresses why they think wetlands are important. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: Grade Primary to 3, and Grade 4 to 6. Every teacher whose class takes part in the contest will receive a wetland information package full of helpful educational resources. The deadline is April 30.

First place winners in each category will have their artwork mounted and unveiled at the opening of the Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Legacy Interpretive Centre at the Provincial Wildlife Park in Shubenacadie later this spring. They will also receive an invitation to the opening, a family daypass to the wildlife park and a wetland prize package.

Two honourable mentions in each category will receive a family daypass and a wetland prize package.

Contest rules have been sent to elementary schools throughout Nova Scotia. The contest is sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources and Ducks Unlimited Canada.


FOR BROADCAST USE:

     Elementary students across Nova Scotia will have their

crayons, markers and paint brushes out this month.

     They are taking part in an art contest to mark National

Wildlife Week (April 9th-15th).

     Students can win prizes for using art to show why wetlands

are important in Nova Scotia.

     Winners will be invited to the opening of a new Ducks

Unlimited interpretive centre at the Provincial Wildlife Park in

Shubenacadie later this spring.

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Media Contact: Richard Perry
              Natural Resources
              902-424-2354
              E-mail: perryrg@gov.ns.ca