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This blog was created as an extension of the dialogue that began in our classroom and the purpose is to share creative ideas, images, and critiscm. All posts should be appropriate for the high school classroom and critiscm should be helpful and positive.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Wyland National Art Challenge

We will be participating in the Wyland National Art Challenge this month in conjunction with National Geographic and the entries will be due on December 1st, 2019. The theme of the Art Challenge is conservation, especially water conservation. Teachers are invited to encourage their students to explore today's environmental landscape and participate in a classroom mural contest, as well as an individual art, and photography contest. Digital images of your artwork are submitted for judging, not the actual artwork. Images will be uploaded to wylandfoundation.org/artchallenge/ beginning October 1st.
Three areas to win:
1. Classroom Mural: Work together as a class to create a 4-foot by 8-foot (or larger) mural. Three classrooms will win $500 for art supplies.

2. Individual Art Supporting the Class Mural: Individual pieces of art, in any medium, supporting the theme of the class mural. One 11th or 12th-grade student will win a $500 scholarship. Additional winners from each grade level will receive a $50 gift card for art supplies. (mural participation not required for individual art entries)

3. Individual Photography: Capture a moment of nature. One 11th or 12th-grade student will win a $500 scholarship. An additional winner will win a $100 gift card.

For our research in advance of the mural will will incorporate the National Geographic framework and answer the following questions:

1. Why is there a need for water conservation (on Long Island, nationally, and globally)
2. What water conservation efforts are occurring on Long Island and what can we do to make an impact personally?
3. What aquatic life is impacted by the water issues locally (and globally)?

We are going to draw out the answers using sketch notes we can use to help design our mural.

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