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Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, 218-283-6670
Contact: Lisa Maass, 218-283-6638
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN:Voyageurs National Park seeks artwork for the 2016 Kids Art Show to celebrate National Park Week.
Children in kindergarten and first grade may create a birthday card in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. Children in second through sixth grade are invited to participate by creating a drawing and writing a short passage related to this year's theme:
Find Your Park –Protect Your Park!
National parks are important places that need to be protected and cared for so future generations can enjoy them for the next 100 years. Students are encouraged to draw a picture that illustrates how they can help protect their park and write a short passage to accompany their drawing.
All entries will be on display at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center during National Park Week, April 17-23.
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 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. Artwork may also be mailed to:
Kids Art Show
Voyageurs National Park
360 Highway 11 East
International Falls, MN 56649
The deadline to participate in the art show is Thursday, April 14, 2016.
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.