Cambridge City Nature Art Challenge Deadline Extended

First Entry to City Nature At Challenge by Bridget C., Grade 1, King Open School

The Cambridge City Natural Art Challenge is extending the contest deadline to June 8. Cambridge Local First and Green Cambridge are teaming up to promote the event which celebrates critters that call our community home.

Based on the Boston City Nature Challenge, Zoo New England’s wildlife-data collection program, the Cambridge City Natural Art Challenge engages children to think about animal habitats in their community.

Here at the Scout offices, we have been making the most out of a depleting box of sidewalk chalk and some sticks we found on the sidewalk, so a little low-cost structured creativity sounds mighty fun.

From the Green Cambridge website:

SHOW US YOUR LOCAL ANIMALS!  Choose any one of the animal species identified in greater Boston during the 2020 Boston Area City Nature Challenge…Recreate that animal with your art. You can make any of these:
A drawing (use whatever you have! Example: Pencil, sidewalk chalk, crayon, pen, markers) 
chalk art on a sidewalk
a painting, a sculpture (use whatever you have! Example: Legos, cardboard tubes, homemade playdough)
collage or arrangement of objects (dry beans, fabric, pasta, fallen flower petals, other found objects)

Children grades K-8 can enter their art. Winners in kindergarten, first grade and second grade will receive art supplies and winners grades 3-8 will win prizes from local businesses organized by Cambridge Local first. Parents win a brief window of time where they don’t have to think of an activity and Green Cambridge build awareness for urban wildlife. We all win, really.

The contest deadline has been extended to June 8th so enter now. For more details visit GreenCambridge.