Parents, teachers, and friends of kids aged 5 to 14 that love to draw: how would your kid like to see their drawing unfurled as part of a giant flag in Antarctica? If so, consider helping them to enter the ‘Kids care about climate change’ international drawing competition by 28th October. 1052 kids from 7 countries and 90 schools have already entered! Check out the first two weeks of drawings:
Kids draw a picture of what they love most about penguins (or any other polar animal) and/or coral reefs to draw attention to the dramatic impacts warming seas are already having on these ecosystems. My name is Marji and I am a scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) studying coral reefs, I will print every drawing onto fabric and sew them into a giant flag. I’ll unfurl the flag with the help of 80 other women scientists during a voyage to Antarctica in Jan 2019 as part of an international leadership program called Homeward Bound. The video of this will be shown around the world.
There are also cool prizes for kids to win, and their participation earns their school a free book for their library. More details are available on the contest web site.
As this is taking place during the IYOR, and is in support of coral reefs worldwide, the IYOR2018 logo will also be featured on the flag.