Creative kids help threatened species

Living Links was a proud sponsor of this year’s Threatened Species Children’s Art Competition, which ran for the first time in Victoria. The competition attracted over 600 stunning entries from children 5-12 years old. Visit the online gallery to see some of the beautiful artworks. They are also on display at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne until 28th September.

Living Links sponsored five Derwent Academy Watercolour 36 Pencils sets as prizes. These were awarded to students from Bacchus Marsh Primary School, Winners of the Best Group Work with their work “Soaring into the Clutches of Extinction”.

Students from Bacchus Marsh Primary School with their winning entry, “Soaring into the Clutches of Extinction” on display at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Photo by David Urbinder

The competition was run by the Kids in Nature Network and the Humane Society International. It helped children unleash their artistic creativity while learning about the extinction crisis facing our native plants and animals, and aims to inspire and encourage the next generation of environmental leaders. We look forward to supporting this wonderful initiative again in 2020.