Educating children about endangered species and ways to get involved in helping our endangered wildlife is of the utmost importance. For this reason, 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 NewOrleans have organized a nationwide “Endangered Species Day Art Contest”. This contest is part of the fifth annual national Endangered Species Day, May 21, 2010. It was started in 2006 to celebrate our nation’s wildlife and wild places.
Our wildlife titles are a pefect tie in to the contest, and for this reason semi-finalist winners will receive copies of the titles including: “One Wolf Howls,” “Turtle Summer,” ” What’s the Difference,” “Felina’s New Home,” “In Artic Waters,” “Panda’s Earthquake Escape,” and “Carolina’s Story.”
These titles come with an abundance of supporting material that educators can use alongside these stories to create a lesson plan on endangered species. Take part in National Endangered Species Day, May 21, and teach children through our wildlife titles.