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Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, 218-283-6670
Contact: Justin Olson, 218-286-5258
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN:Voyageurs National Park seeks artwork for the 2015 Kids Art Show in honor of the park's 40th birthday. Children from kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to participate by creating a drawing and writing a short story related to this year's theme:
Celebrate Voyageurs National Park!
There are many reasons to celebrate Voyageurs National Park and what makes this a special place. Students are encouraged to draw a picture that illustrates why they want to celebrate the park and write a short passage to accompany their drawing. Do they like to go snowshoeing in the park? Maybe they enjoy seeing the animals who call this place home.
All entries will be on display at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center during National Park Week, April 18-26.
To participate, students can locate the art show template on the park website at www.nps.gov/voya/learn/kidsyouth/kids-art-show.htm. Be sure to include the student's name, grade, school, and teacher. Artwork can be dropped off at Voyageurs National Park Headquarters, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Artwork may also be mailed to:
Kids Art Contest
360 Highway 11 East
International Falls, MN 56649
The deadline to participate in the art show is Thursday, April 16, 2015.
National Park Week is proclaimed each year by the President of the United States to recognize and celebrate our national parks. America's National Park System contains living examples of some of the best things our nation has to offer—magnificent natural landscapes and places that reflect our heritage.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.