Phoenix schools receive chance to win a wildlife habitat

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September 29th, 2008

Wildlife habitats promote conservation, enhance learning and encourage community involvement, and now all Phoenix schools have a chance to compete for a fully installed habitat worth up to $10,000.

Schoolyard Habitat Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing a wildlife habitat to every K-12 school in Maricopa County, recently announced the third annual Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat Contest. The contest is open to all K-12 Maricopa County schools.

The contest winner will receive a habitat that combines the elements of food, water, shelter and space arranged to meet the needs of wildlife. An organic water feature will attract and sustain a variety of fish, birds, and beneficial insects. Native trees, shrubs, and plants will provide shelter, food, and nesting spaces for birds, reptiles and insects.

According to the National Wildlife Federation, a schoolyard habitat presents many teaching and learning opportunities in science, biology, English, mathematics, history, geography, philosophy, social studies, and art.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department provides judges for the independent jury panel.  For contest rules and information, visit the Schoolyard Habitat Foundation. Entries must be submitted by March 1, 2009.

One Response to “Phoenix schools receive chance to win a wildlife habitat”

  1. Would be interested

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