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6th Annual Kids Wildlife Habitat Contest is approaching

By Staff | Jan 14, 2015

The Florida Wildlife Federation will again award a commemorative plaque and an age-suitable gardening book to the Florida kid or group of kids 12 years old or under who have helped to establish and maintain a habitat for wildlife at home or on school property.

The habitat will also be featured on our website and in our newsletter. Entries close March 31, 2014.

The Florida Wildlife Federation, (2545 Blair Stone Pines Drive, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) is dedicated to encouraging young Floridians to be good environmentalists and to care for our native animals and plants.

The Florida Wildlife Federation believes that time spent outdoors working on a habitat project is of great value in encouraging young people to learn about nature. Experts say that lack of active outdoor play and projects contributes to many childhood health problems.

It’s easy to enter. Just tell us how the habitat provides the following four elements for critters you want to attract: food, water, cover and a place to raise young. Send some photos of your habitat, preferably with children working there.

Teachers, please note that it is not necessary for schoolyard habitats to be certified by National Wildlife Federation or any other organization, just that they provide the 4 necessary elements for a good wildlife habitat.

We are especially interested in the science that students learn in the habitat. Enter again if you didn’t win the last time.

A description and photos of your habitat can be e-mailed to patricia@fwfonline.org or mailed to the Blairstone Pines Drive address above.

Email to patricia@fwfonline.org or call the FWF office at (850) 656-7113 for more information, if needed. See our website at www.fwfonline.org for photos and information about previous winners, and the PowerPoint and videos there for general habitat information.