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Three Students from Alabama Win 2003 State-Fish Art Contest
May 30, 2003
Grades 4-6 – Kalee Reid Morris,
Grades 7-9 – Megan Graves Hartselle, AL
Grades 10-12 –
State winners for the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest will be recognized at the fifth annual State-Fish Art Expo at Mall of America in
This year’s judging team included Kurt Beckstrom of North American Fisherman Magazine, Dan Gray of ConAgra Snack Foods Group, Scott Grieve of Big Island Publishing, Michelle Kelly of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource’s Minn-Aqua program, and Steve Light of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.
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, or efforts to conserve it. Entries are categorized by grade level: 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Up to three winners from each state are selected and invited to Mall of America for the State-Fish Expo.
To use art as a “medium” for teaching conservation education, teachers across the country have received information on the contest and a full-color State-Fish Art Contest Lesson Plan, which is specific to aquatic natural resources and includes extensive background information, a species identification section profiling each state fish, a thorough glossary, and suggested quiz questions and student worksheets.
Wildlife Forever is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to preserving
Sponsors for the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest include Mall of America, the North American Fishing Club, and Jiffy Pop, a product of ConAgra Snack Foods Group. Babe Winkelman is the Honorary Chairman.
To see the artwork for this year’s winners or for more information on the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest, visit www.statefishart.com or call 1-877-FISH-ART, or visit the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries at www.dcnr.state.al.us/agfd or call 334-242-3471.