Thursday, March 4, 2010

Young artists urged to enter wildlife art contest

Howka tribal members,this could be a great way to spread the word about traditional plants that are endangered. We have some great artists amongst our kids. I truly hope some of you kids will give this a try. If anyone wins let me know.

Young artists urged to enter wildlife art contest

Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 2 a.m.

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Zoo is encouraging young artists from kindergarten through grade 12 to participate in a national contest to honor Endangered Species Day on May 21.

The annual event was started by Congress in 2006 after lobbying by a La Mesa man. It is designed to draw attention to imperiled plants and animals.

Native wildlife is the theme of this year’s art contest, which is organized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other groups. Zoo officials said their facilities, including the Wild Animal Park, and their Web site, are good places to learn about endangered species.

Go to for more details about the contest. The deadline to submit entries is March 26.

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