Children’s Biodiversity Art Published
August 12, 2012
Please help EALT congratulate the winner’s of the Children’s Biodiversity Art Contest
We are pleased to announce that we've added winning Children's Biodiversity Art to our popular Virtual Art Gallery.
The City of Edmonton held a celebration of International Biodiversity Week, and besides a number of activities at City Hall, the Master Naturalists’ program organized a youth art competition focused around biodiversity. Naturally, EALT was attracted to this idea, due to our aims to link culture and conservation, and we agreed to host the winners’ art on our Virtual Art Gallery. As an example, here are first place winning works, although the gallery has many more.
First place Grade 7-9, Waleed Shaik
First, K – Grade 3 Zain Shaik
At the same event, there were other links with Culture. EALT’s Marg Reine, was awarded Edmonton's first Wild Lily of the Valley award, for her services to biodiversity. Her award was sculpted by local artist Ash Shumba, who says about his art "my sculpture that interacts with nature is meant to surprise, provoke a curiosity about and draw attention to crucial issues regarding the environment".
We love our Culture-Conservation Connection!
Thanks to our volunteers Jose-Luis of Simple Cloud Works, and Frederick Vuong, for all their work on EALT’s Culture Conservation Connection.