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Where learning wild is easy - Youth wildlife education contests

March 10 entry deadline

Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest

Whether it is in the schoolyard or the backyard, students can use their senses to explore the outdoors and discover "The Sights and Sounds of Wild Georgia!" Kindergarten through 5th-grade students are invited to participate in the 18th annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest by entering artwork that depicts Georgias nongame wildlife and native plants. What do you hear, smell and see in your area? What do the trees and soil feel like? Artwork may reflect the melodies of birds and insects, or the chirps of frogs and hoots of owls at a nearby pond. Did any of the plants make a cool sound?  Turn these sights and sounds into artwork and enter the chance to showcase your talents in the 2008 Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest calendar! Deadline for entries is March 10.

 

March 31 registration deadline

Youth Birding Competition

Young birders across Georgia are gearing up for the annual Youth Birding Competition, a 24-hour bird-a-thon held at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center on May 2-3. Participation is free and open to teams ranging in age from kindergarten to high school. To help participants learn the birds of Georgia, contest organizers will pair pre-registered teams with experienced birding mentors to take part in birding programs, workshops and other bird-related events.  By organizing and registering youth teams now, this free pre-competition program will help participants develop the knowledge needed to make the competition a success.  The registration deadline is March 31.

 

March 1 entry deadline

Youth Birding Competition T-shirt Art Contest

New for 2008 , the Youth Birding Competition is offering a T-shirt art contest that is open to Georgia residents in pre-K through high school. The grand-prize winning artwork will appear on the 2008 YBC T-shirt! Other participants can win Michaels gift cards to redeem for art supplies. Deadline for entries is March 1.






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