Did you know?
New Jersey has one of the largest remaining federally endangered bog turtle populations in America?
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 2018 SPECIES ON THE EDGE ART & ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS!
Conserve Wildlife Foundation is pleased to announce the winners and runner-ups of the 2018 Species on the Edge Art and Essay Contest!
First Place: Shelby Streno - Belhaven Middle School
Second Place: Kamsiyochukwu Nwotite - Belhaven Middle School
First Place: Valentina Tsai - Ho-Ho-Kus Public School
Second Place: Samantha Bernstein - Ho-Ho-Kus Public School
First Place: Sydney Creelman - Bobby's Run School
Second Place: Aarav Patel - Bobby's Run School
First Place: Daehui Yi - Kresson School
Cape May County
First Place: Megan Turner - Dennis Township Elementary School
Second Place: Zoe Zammit - Ocean City Intermediate School
First Place: Nataly Ruiz - Ann Street School
Second Place: Maria Colodetti - Ann Street School
First Place: Isabella Mazzuca - J. Mason Tomlin Elementary School
Second Place: Lily Cannon - Parkview Elementary School
First Place: Melanie Campos - Kearny Board of Education
Second Place: Brianna Lopez - Kearny Board of Education
First Place: Lauren Haines - Delaware Township School
Second Place: Tobin Smith - Clinton Public School
First Place: Andrew Lee - Riverside School
Second Place: James Gibbings - Bear Tavern Elementary School
First Place: Rachel Song - Millstone River School
Second Place: Amilia Oh - Millstone River School
First Place: Angelina Santapaola - Lloyd Road School
Second Place: Bailey McBride - Lloyd Road School
First Place: Max Dellaratta - Mountain View Middle School
Second Place: Caitlyn Piotrowsky - Harding Township School
First Place: Makaila Scully - Nelli F. Bennett Elementary School
Second Place: Farrah Mohamed - Veterans Memorial Elementary School
First Place: Durban Garcia - School #28
Second Place: Amelie Swiatek - School #2
First Place: Justice Harding - Paul W. Carleton School
Second Place: Brianna Robbins - Paul W. Carleton School
First Place: Parinita Chandrashekar - Eisenhower Intermediate School
Second Place: Benny Rivero - Auten Road Intermediate School
First Place: James Rabbitt - Homeschooled
Second Place: Anya Pucci - Pope John Middle School
First Place: Emma Miller - Thomas P. Hughes School
Second Place: Alexandra Genua - Thomas P. Hughes School
First Place: Abigail Smith - Homeschooled
Second Place: Avery McEvoy - Ridge and Valley Charter School
Stay tuned for our 2018 Species on the Edge Art and Essay Interactive Story Map with the winning artwork to be posted soon!
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.
SPECIES ON THE EDGE ART & ESSAY DESCRIPTION
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.
2019 Contest Kit and Entry Form - 952.4KB
Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Teacher Resource Kit - 6.6MB
JOIN THE SPECIES ON THE EDGE ART & ESSAY CONTEST MAILING LIST!
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Stephanie DAlessio, CWF Director of Education: Email
Find Related Info: Species on the Edge
Explore our online field guide that depicts over 200 species of rare wildlife in New Jersey and learn about how we are working to protect them.