The competition deadline is Friday, 26 October 2018.
As one of Australia’s premiere scientific research organisations, ANSTO is committed to research and community education that leads to better outcomes for the environment. We are proud to announce a new environmental awareness competition open to Stage 2 and 3 students.
The competition aims to raise awareness of the plight of endangered shorebirds in Botany Bay.
The competition is very simple and can be conducted either in the classroom, or offered as optional homework. Students are required to conduct a little research on a shorebird that is found in Botany Bay and draw or paint a picture of it.
Prizes include more than $3000 worth of educational resources and an education experience delivered to your school.
The competition aims to raise awareness of the plight of endangered shorebirds in Botany Bay and local habitats that are important for shorebirds and other organisms.
The competition supports the initiative taken by the Sutherland Shire Council in promoting shorebirds along their recently constructed shared pathway in Woolooware Bay, on the southern shore of Botany Bay.
The competition also supports and coincides with an exhibition by 8 local artists at Hazelhurst Arts Centre entitled “The Overwintering Project: Bound for Botany Bay” that runs from 8 to 18 September.
How to enter
To be eligible, entries must include an original artwork (drawing or painting) of a shorebird that is found in Botany Bay. Two interesting facts about the bird must also be provided and a threat identified. The work submitted must be that of the student whose name is provided on the entry.
Use the entry form provided below. Artworks can be created on a separate piece of white A4 paper, with entry form glued to the back.
For each class, we request that teachers pre-select and submit up to 3 student entries of their choosing only.
Entries must be mailed to the address provided below by the closing date.
c/o ANSTO Discovery Centre,
New Illawarra Road,
LUCAS HEIGHTS NSW 2234
Applications close Friday 26 October 2018.