Posted November 13, 2015 6:00 pm by Comments

By Vanessa Torres

Endangered Species LIst
Georgia’s Poster Contest’s 26th Year Highlights Wildlife and Native Plants
Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Georgia -( Teachers and students across Georgia are invited to honor Georgia’s wildlife and students’ artistic interests by participating in the 26th annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.

The goal of the competition, open to grades K-5, is to generate a greater knowledge and appreciation of Georgia’s diverse and increasingly threatened nongame wildlife and their habitats.

Nongame species (those not legally hunted or fished for) vary from rare animals and plants such as the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and the hooded pitcherplant to common species such as the northern cardinal and flowering dogwood.

This popular art contest is sponsored by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and The Environmental Resources Network (TERN), friends group of DNR’s Nongame Conservation Section. The theme for the 2015-16 school year is “Every Species Matters!” The topic highlights how wild animals and native plants, great and small, enrich our lives and serve special roles in the environment.

To make sure all species survive and stay healthy, natural resource agencies …Read the Rest

Source:: AmmoLand

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