Farms and ranches in California might be going out of business due to environmental zeal in protecting so-called endangered species, many of which are easier to find than factories. That doesn’t stop one school from partnering with the federal government to promote the Endangered Species Act.
“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Endangered Species Coalition, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art/ University of New Orleans are organizing an art contest to celebrate Endangered Species Day, the third Friday in May (May 21, 2010),” according to Stopextinction.org. “Students from kindergarten through high school are invited to participate by creating artwork of an endangered species.”
“The art contest is an integral part of the fifth annual national Endangered Species Day, celebrated on and around May 21, 2010. Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day recognizes the importance of endangered species and educates the public about how to protect them.”
Maybe the students should draw pictures of ranchers, farmers and factory workers.
Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia .