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Fostering Environmental Awareness from a Young Age: A Case Study from the IGES Art Contest

The 2011 First Place Winner: “From Rain to Sunshine” by Larry Huang, Grade 3, Washington. All images courtesy IGES.

The 2012 First Place Winner: "Wetlands: A Heaven of Wildlife" by Phoebe Chiu, Grade 3, Ohio.The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies’ annual art contest serves as a prime example of integrating art and science in the classroom. Students benefit from the practice of visually sharing what they know. Instructors are able to tailor their lessons based on the artistic renderings of students.