Would you like to help protect Florida’s state-threatened snowy plover in a creative way? SCCF is seeking artwork from children in grades K-6 to be displayed on new educational signs for protected plover nesting areas on Sanibel Island.
Snowy plovers (Charadrius nivosus) are tiny birds that lay their eggs and raise their chicks on the beach. Chicks are able to run around and eat on their own just hours after hatching. It takes about six weeks for chicks to learn how to fly, and they face a lot of challenges before they can take to the skies. Submitted artwork should help educate the public on ways we can help reduce threats to the chicks.
Watch the video below to learn more about how snowy plovers are affected by human activities and how beachgoers can change their behavior to help snowy plovers survive to flight-capable age.
IF YOU ARE SELECTED AS A WINNER: You will be notified via email.
Three winners will be selected to have their artwork displayed on SCCF snowy plover nesting area signs. Each winner will receive their very own sign featuring their artwork, identical to the ones we display on the beach!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.