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Student Art Wanted for Resiliency Contest

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency created this video about climate science for elementary and middle school students.

Students from across the state can draw on their interpretation of “What Does Climate Resiliency Mean to You?” for the Defining Climate Resiliency Art Contest.

Deadline for submissions is Nov. 20.

The NC Climate Network, which was created by the state Department of Environmental Quality, North Carolina Sea Grant and the State Climate Office, is hosting the contest.

The network provides educational materials and support for K-12 and informal educators to enhance scientific aspects of the curriculum, with an emphasis on climate issues and awareness, according to DEQ.

“Our team has been working hard to pull together resources and assistance for all educators in the state, both in classroom and informal settings,” said Terri Kirby Hathaway, North Carolina Sea Grant’s education specialist. “With 2019 being North Carolina’s warmest year on record, we feel it’s important to increase climate literacy among our students, teachers and citizens. We’re looking forward to seeing what the students will come up with for their vision of climate resiliency.”

Students from all parts of North Carolina can write a poem, draw a picture or take a photograph to submit by completing this survey.

There will be prizes in each category in each grade range: elementary, middle school, high school and higher education. Winners will be announced by mid-December.

Email Lauren.Daniel@ncdenr.gov for more information or follow #NCClimateEd.

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