The annual Threatened Species Art and Writing Competition now invites entries from young Macarthur residents between 5 and 12 years, of artworks and creative writing pieces that feature a local endangered, rare or vulnerable plant or animal.
The regional environmental education program has Camden Council , Campbelltown City Council, NSW and Wollondilly Shire Council teaming up to celebrate Biodiversity Month in September, for the 14th consecutive year.
Mayor of Campbelltown George Brticevic said the Macarthur region is home to a spectacular variety of amazing native plants and animals and the competition encourages students to learn about them.
“It’s important that we educate the next generation about the threats facing our wonderfully diverse flora and fauna so that we can take meaningful actions to protect them,” Cr Brticevic said.
Winning entries will be posted on Campbelltown Council’s social media pages in September and will contribute towards a Threatened Species storybook available through Council libraries or to download from the website.
Mayor of Camden Therese Fedeli, said that “the competition is a great engagement tool for schools, teachers and any parents at-home learning during the COVID-19 stay at home orders.”
Camden Council announced that prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place getters in the Art and Creative Writing categories, as well as crowning an overall winner for the Waste to Art category. The eco pack prizes will contain art supplies, veggie and flower patch kits, educational books and DVD’s and Australian wildlife themed games. The Primary School with the highest number of student entries will win the school prize pack.
Teachers and parents can also access a resource kit to help them deliver the competition in classrooms.
Entries close on Friday 27 August.
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