White Bear Lake, MN – From January 18-21st 2024, join Wildlife Forever and the Art of Conservation Fish Art Contest for a FIN-tastic time at the Discover Boating Minneapolis Boat Show, hosted by Progressive. Students eighteen and under and their families are invited to stop by the Wildlife Forever booth in Lobby E to learn about plastic pollution, invasive species prevention, and aquatic conservation while creating their own artwork from recovered plastic. Finished pieces can be entered in the Fish Art Contest Debris Division, sponsored by the International Game Fish Association.
“The partnership with Wildlife Forever reflects a shared commitment to instilling a sense of responsibility for our natural resources. The Fish Art Contest provides a platform for youth to learn about the impacts of plastic pollution through art, driving home the importance of conservation. We are very excited about bringing this program to the Minneapolis Boat Show,” said Lisa Morse, Education Director at the IGFA.
The Fish Art Contest allows students in grades K-12 to showcase their creativity through art and writing while fostering a connection with nature and highlighting the importance of preserving aquatic habitats. Open internationally and free to enter, students can compete for prizes and recognition. To enter visit www.FishArt.org.
“It is inspiring to witness the passion and creativity of youth. Through this collaboration with IGFA, we aim to empower the next generation to protect our aquatic ecosystems and become champions for the fight against plastic pollution,” said Pat Conzemius, President and CEO of Wildlife Forever.
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