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Wildlife Forever to Host Celebration of Youth
Art at the Mall of America on
2004 State-Fish Art Expo to be a Fun-Filled Weekend of Art, Fishing,
Minnesota Twins Baseball
April 1, 2004 - Brooklyn Center, MN-Wildlife Forever, the non-profit
organization dedicated to conserving America's outdoor heritage, will
the 6th annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest Expo on June
the Mall Of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.
State winners for the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest will be
recognized at the Mall of America for outstanding artwork of their
respective state-fish. A massive art display will feature all
artwork from across the country and an Award Ceremony on June 12th
acknowledge the talented young artists.
Scheduled activities on June 12th include a youth fishing event conducted
partnership with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and
opportunities for kids. The event at the Mall of America is free
to the public.
Artists and their families will receive free entry to the Metrodome
the Minnesota Twins face the Philadelphia Phillies on June 13th.
artists and their artwork will be recognized by Twin's first baseman
Mientkiewicz on the playing field before the game.
2004 State-Fish Art Contest
The Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest encourages young artists
nationwide to create an illustration of their state-fish and a written
composition on its behavior, habitat, and efforts to conserve it.
are categorized by grade level: 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Up to three
are selected and invited to the Mall of America in Minnesota to participate
in the State-Fish Art Expo.
The Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest allows educators to use
art as a
"medium" for teaching important lessons on conservation of aquatic
resources and the beauty and wonder of the outdoors. Educators
the State-Fish Art Lesson Plan at no cost and obtain Contest guidelines
an entry form from the State-Fish Art website, www.statefishart.com
<http://www.statefishart.com>. The Lesson Plan includes extensive
background information, a species identification section profiling
state-fish, and a thorough glossary.
According to Douglas H. Grann, Wildlife Forever's President & CEO,
future of our wildlife heritage depends on conservation education,
Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest imparts important lessons in
that truly resonates with young people. We can't wait to see
hard work on display at the Mall of America and on the Metrodome's
Wildlife Forever is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving
America's wildlife heritage through preservation of habitat, conservation
education, and management of fish and wildlife. Working at the
level, Wildlife Forever has funded conservation projects in all 50
committing millions of dollars to on-the-ground efforts.
Sponsors for the 6th annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest
the Minnesota Twins, the North American Fishing Club, Jiffy Pop Popcorn
the ConAgra Snack Foods Group.
For information on the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest, visit
www.statefishart.com <http://www.statefishart.com> or America Online
(Keyword: Fishart) or call toll-free at 1-877-Fish-Art.
Digital copies of
artwork available on request. Contact: Brett Richardson
at 1 (763)
253-0222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.