Exhibit of Student Art and Poetry at Channel Islands National Park

Painting of kelp forest with orange fish and chlds hand reaching in water.
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Victor Li  Grade 8, Saratoga

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News Release Date: September 3, 2017

Contact: Yvonne Menard, 805-658-5725

The winning entries from this year’s California Coastal Art & Poetry Contest will be on display at the Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center from Tuesday, September 5, 2017 through Sunday, November 12, 2017.
Each year, students throughout the state, from kindergarten through 12th grade, participate in this statewide contest, which is sponsored by the California Coastal Commission.
Local sixth grader, Duke Nicolson, from Santa Barbara received an honorable mention for his acrylic painting of a California coastline. The art and poetry display includes 51 pieces that were selected as winners and honorable mentions from nearly 2,800 entries. 

The contest is held annually to encourage youth to reflect on the beauty and spirit of California's coasts and ocean. Through this effort, the California Coastal Commission hopes to inspire a greater sense of appreciation and stewardship for these natural places.
The Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center is located at 1901 Spinnaker Drive in the Ventura Harbor and is free and open daily from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
For more information about the contest and the Commission’s other education programs, visit www.coastforyou.org or call 800-Coast4U. 
The winning contest entries can all be viewed and are available for purchase at: 


Last updated: September 6, 2017

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