Gwin Elementary fourth grader Blake White won second place in the 2013 Alabama Wildlife Federation’s youth wildlife art contest.
For his ruby throated hummingbird, Blake was awarded a plaque and art supplies during a luncheon in April.
For more than 30 years, the Alabama Wildlife Federation’s William R. Ireland Sr. Youth Wildlife Art Contest has recognized the outstanding artistic abilities of Alabama students while increasing students’ knowledge and awareness of wildlife and wildlife habitat in our state.
The Alabama Wildlife Federation encourages students to research and learn more about the species they choose and its habitat requirements. Teachers have the opportunity to integrate language arts, science, geography, and the arts into an exciting and educational project.