2008 Earth Day Poetry Contest Winners
2013 Earth Day Poetry Contest
Coati Kids Club
of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
is proud to sponsor an Earth Day Poetry Contest for school children grades 1-6.
All are invited to participate. A winner from each grade level will be chosen.
Each student who would like to enter should write a poem about the Sonoran Desert — how this place is their home, or animals, plants, the landscape, observations, feelings, hopes — whatever is important to that student.
Teachers/homeschoolers: please send in all entries from your classes with students' names, their grade level, your name, and the school or homeschool name posted on the front or back of the poem. Please also send us your school or homeschool mailing address, phone number, and your e-mail address. Only individual entries will be accepted, no class entries.
Poems should be submitted (postmarked) to the address below by March 27, 2013*:
ASDM Coati Kids Club
2021 N. Kinney Road
Tucson, AZ 85743
*Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope if you want us to return your poetry.
Entries will be judged on originality and content. Poems will be judged by a panel of judges from the Desert Museum and UA Poetry Center. Teachers of winning entries will be notified by April 24, 2013. Winners' families and classmates will be invited to a reception and reading of all winning entries at the Desert Museum on May 19, 2013. The first place winner from each grade will win a 2013 membership to the Coati Kids' Club!
The reception and reading will be held on Sunday, May 19 2013, grades 1-3 at 2:00 p.m., grades 4-6 at 3:00 p.m. Winners' families will receive invitations and passes for free admission (for two children and two adults) to the museum for the event.
For additional information call the ASDM Education Department at (520) 883-3034 or e-mail Robin Kropp at [email protected].