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Coati Club - Just for Kids!

Earth Day Poetry Contest 2020

sponsored by the
Coati Kids Club
of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Photo of 2019 Winners, Kiran and Zahra
2019 Earth Day Poetry Contest Winners
Kiran and Zahra

Despite school closures from COVID-19, the 2020 Earth Day Poetry Contest was a big success, with over 300 entries from students throughout Tucson and beyond! See the winners list and read their poems!

Each student who entered wrote 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.

Entries were judged on originality and content by a panel of Desert Museum and UA Poetry Center judges. The first place winner from each grade wins a 2020 membership to the Coati Kids' Club!

In normal years, one overall winner from grades K-3 and one from grades 4-6 receives a FREE Desert Museum live animal outreach program to their school. This year, a free online program was offered to all participating schools and students that featured several winners' poems and readings from three first place winners from this year's contest. Watch it here!

For additional information call Robin Kropp in the ASDM Education Department at (520) 883-3034 or e-mail rkropp@desertmuseum.org.

See previous winners here

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