Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Species on the Edge Multimedia Contest for New Jersey High School Students

The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey announced its new Species on the Edge 2.0 Multimedia Contest, an educational multimedia contest with a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) focus for New Jersey high school students.

The Species on the Edge 2.0 Multimedia Contest invites all New Jersey high school students to submit an original video, application, podcast, digital graphic design, webpage, or other multimedia project showing why wildlife protection is important in New Jersey. The Multimedia Contest showcases high school students' interest in new media technologies, and provides them with the opportunity to showcase their talent, creativity, and love of nature. It also helps develop students’ experience in S.T.E.M. education and project management skills.

“Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey is thrilled to announce our new Species on the Edge 2.0 High School Multimedia Contest,” explained Conserve Wildlife Foundation wildlife ecologist Stephanie Feigin. “We hope that this S.T.E.M. education focus will engage and teach high school students about science and New Jersey’s rare wildlife, while also capitalizing on high school students' fast-growing expertise with technology.”

Species on the Edge 2.0 is free to enter. All contestants will be eligible to win scholarships. The first prize winner will be awarded $1,000, $500 will be awarded to the second prize winner and the third prize winner will receive $250. These scholarships are made possible by Species on the Edge 2.0 Multimedia Contest sponsor PSE&G. All entries will also be eligible to win a drawing to spend a day in the field with a wildlife biologist.

The Species on the Edge 2.0 Multimedia Contest expands on the success of Conserve Wildlife Foundation’s existing Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest for fifth graders. Since 2003, over 10,000 children from across New Jersey have entered the Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest. The Contest is a great way to engage and excite fifth graders into learning about New Jersey’s over 80 endangered and threatened wildlife species.

The contest is:
  • Free to enter
  • Open to all New Jersey high school students
  • 1st prize: $1,000 in scholarship money
  • 2nd prize: $500 in scholarship money
  • 3rd prize: $250 in scholarship money

All Species on the Edge 2.0 Multimedia Contest entries are due before April 30, 2015.

For more information and to download your contest kit visit: ConserveWildlifeNJ.org/Education/Edge2.0.

The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey (CWFNJ) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of New Jersey’s endangered and threatened wildlife and the habitats they depend on. We carry out our mission by researching and managing rare animal species, restoring habitat, educating New Jersey’s residents, and engaging volunteers in our conservation projects. Since the early 1990’s, CWFNJ scientists and educators have helped conserve and protect a variety of at-risk species of wildlife in New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the nation.

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