Sunday, June 22, 2014

Exhibition of NJ Threatened and Endangered Species Artwork

“The Best of Species on the Edge,” an exhibition of artwork by New Jersey fifth graders, will be on display in the Olivia Rainbow Gallery at the D&R Greenway Land Trust, through Friday, August 29.

The artwork focuses on the state’s endangered and threatened wildlife and features work submitted by the state’s fifth-grade students. Conserve Wildlife’s Maria Grace selected the best of the submissions from 2008 to 2013 from every New Jersey county.

2014 calendar cover - “Atlantic Green Sea Turtle” by Roslynn Jumbo
The artwork includes images of the Pine Barrens tree frog, peregrine falcon, shortnose sturgeon, and timber rattlesnake.

D&R Greenway exhibits this art annually, joining with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation, to call attention to the urgency and importance of preserving Garden State habitat for all creatures. New Jersey is home to over 80 endangered and threatened species of wildlife. It is not unusual for this contest to result in over 2,000 entries.

At the Olivia Rainbow Gallery, D&R Greenway Land Trust - open for viewing weekdays during business hours. Admission is free, open to public, no need to call for availability. Free copies of the calendar may be obtained at the gallery.

more information
Conserve Wildlife Foundation of N.J. www.conservewildlifenj.org
D&R Greenway Land Trust, call (609) 924-4646, or visit: www.drgreenway.org

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