In recognition of Endangered Species Day on May 20 and World Oceans Day on June 8, OdySea Aquarium is offering a free child’s admission ticket when they create an endangered species art piece out of recycled materials.
All artwork submitted to OdySea Aquarium will be put on display in OdySea’s Kid’s Corner Gallery for visitors to admire.
The offer is for children 12 and under.
The aquarium is located in the Arizona Boardwalk entertainment complex, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale.
The in-person submission must be delivered to the concierge’s desk in the lobby of OdySea Aquarium beginning May 20, Endangered Species Day, through World Oceans Day, June 8.
Last year’s inaugural Conservation Art Challenge drew over 300 young artists to submit their masterpieces.
“Getting involved in this challenge is a fantastic educational opportunity that will allow children to celebrate the earth’s biodiversity, take much-needed conservation actions, and learn about animals that are threatened by extinction,” said Jess Tammen, supervisor of dive operations and conservation at OdySea Aquarium. “Researching the animals, learning of their plight, and deciding what to create connects these young people with nature to become stewards of the environment.”
To participate, kids must take these steps:
1. Create an endangered species art piece out of recycled materials.
2. Fill out the printable submission form available online at: https://www.odyseaaquarium.com/art-challenge/
3. Bring completed paperwork + artwork to the OdySea Aquarium Aqua lobby and earn one child admission ticket.
The OdySea Aquarium Conservation Committee — team members from all areas of the aquarium — will judge the artwork and award prizes to the best submissions. All artwork will be on display for visitors to admire in OdySea Aquarium’s Kid’s Corner Gallery.
Through this unique opportunity, kids will learn about endangered species and conservation as they create a work of art that represents an endangered land or sea animal with recycled materials.
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