Sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's (CDFW) Invasive Species Program as part of the 2017 California Invasive Species Action Week, June 3-11, the California Invasive Species Art Contest is open students grade 2 to 12, with this year's theme being "Don't Let it Loose."
The art should feature an invasive species that could be released into California's waterways, parks and wild lands, and feature a message similar to, but not limited by, the following,
- Releasing invasive species into the wild can harm the environment and California's native plants and animals
- Description(s) of one or more species that are commonly released into waters, parks or wild lands
- Explanations or illustrations showing other ways to rehome unwanted pets or plants
Winners will receive awards in addition to having their posters displayed on the CDFW's Invasive Species Action Week webpage. Submissions are open till May 5, 2017.
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