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Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest

Empowers 5th grade students to advocate for an endangered or threatened species from New Jersey through a well-researched, creative essay and original art piece.


MEET THE 2017 SPECIES ON THE EDGE ART & ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS

 

Image of 2017 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest winners were honored at a ceremony at New Jersey Education Association Headquarters in Trenton on June 1, 2017.2017 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest winners were honored at a ceremony at New Jersey Education Association Headquarters in Trenton on June 1, 2017.

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View the winning entries in CWF's 2017 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest as well as which schools from New Jersey participated by using our interactive Story Map.

 

Past Winners of the Species on the Edge Contest

This STEAM-based contest enables 5th grade students to advocate for an endangered or threatened species from New Jersey through a well-researched, creative essay and original art piece. Check out the past winners of this contest since the beginning.

Species On The Edge - Testimonials

Testimonials from educators about the Species on the Edge Contest. Submit your own testimonial.

Species on the Edge Circle of Winners Club

Open to all past and current winners of the Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest, the Circle of Winners Club will offer unique access to upcoming wildlife events, academic and professional networking, merchandise discounts, and up-close and personal wildlife experiences.

SPECIES ON THE EDGE ART & ESSAY DESCRIPTION

 

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Students select one of more than eighty endangered New Jersey species and write a well-researched essay creatively advocating for that animal. Students can complete their essay and accompanying art piece as part of a week-long Common Core and NextGen Science standards aligned unit or with a quick one day introduction. All educator materials, including handouts, PowerPoints, and detailed lesson plans, are included within the contest kit. Because students become champions for New Jersey animals by learning where they live, what they look like, and what threatens their futures, a diverse range of learners are able to engage in a real-world research project where writing and art take on significance beyond the walls of the classroom.



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List of Endangered and Threatened Species in New Jersey


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Stephanie DAlessio, CWF Director of Education: Email
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