Calling Washington elementary students and teachers

The I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition (Bridges Coalition) and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) are looking for creative elementary students (grades K-5) to participate in the eighth annual Bridging Futures Art and Essay Contest. The Bridging Futures Contest helps the Bridges Coalition and WSDOT educate the public about the importance of protecting both drivers and wildlife on our state’s highways.

Ten submissions are selected into our Top 10 that will travel the state in displays during the summer of 2012, while one student from each side of the state will be selected as our winners.  These winners recieve a special prize package, have their artwork displayed on a billboard along I-90 to educate motorists, and win their classroom $200 to spend on school supplies to keep the creativity going!

“Taking part in this contest was a great experience. Kids love to feel like they’re making a difference and helping the world, and the i90 Wildlife Bridge contest was a perfect opportunity to get them involved. The kids really got the idea and spirit of this; when presented with the Wildlife Bridge concept, the usual response was, “well, of course! Isn’t that just fair?” said past contest participant Dan Gemeinhart, Librarian at Mission View Elementary

Submissions are due into our office by Friday April 20th, 2012.  Lesson plan, more details, and links to helpful information and past year’s winners are available on our contest webpage.  We look forward to seeing the entries!

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