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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.


THE 2019 SPECIES ON THE EDGE ART & ESSAY CONTEST FOR 5TH GRADERS IS NOW OPEN!

 

Download your contest kit, teacher resources, and entry forms today!


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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Download 2019 Contest Kit and Entry Form

2019 Contest Kit and Entry Form - 952.4KB
2019 Contest Kit and Entry Form for Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest

List of Endangered and Threatened Species in New Jersey

Download 2019 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Teacher Resource Kit for Essay Development

2019 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Teacher Resource Kit for Essay Development - 5.9MB
Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Teacher Resource Kit for Essay Development. Includes comprehensive unit and NGSS daily lesson plans which include pre-writing graphic organizers, Powerpoint presentations, grading rubrics, & other resources to help implement the contest into your curriculum.

Download 2019 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Teacher Resource Kit for optional Art Project

2019 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Teacher Resource Kit for optional Art Project - 16.0MB
Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Teacher Resource Kit for Optional Art Project. Includes comprehensive unit and National Core Standard visual art lesson plans which include Powerpoint presentations, classroom games, grading rubrics, & other resources to help implement the contest into your daily curriculum.

 

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.


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