‘Species on the Edge 2.0’ Social Media Contest Open to NJ High School Students

Source: Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ

High school students from throughout the state can win scholarship money by entering Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey’s “Species on the Edge 2.0” social media contest. Students are asked to create their own original content – video, text, photograph, computer graphic – or use existing CWF content to create a series of posts focusing on a vulnerable New Jersey species that the foundation helps protect.

The fun and educational competition “capitalizes on high school students’ expertise with social media platforms and provides them with the opportunity to showcase their talent, creativity and love of nature,” CWF notes. “The contest helps students develop experience in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) and apply critical thinking and project management skills.”

The contest is free to enter, and students have the chance to win more than $1,700 in scholarship money – $1,000, $500 and $250 for first, second and third place, respectively – and other prizes, including a day in the field with a wildlife biologist.

Contest applications are due Feb. 28. Social media posts must run between March 1 and March 8. For more information, visit conservewildlifenj.org or contact Ethan Gilardi at ethan.gilardi@conservewildlifenj.org.

—J.K.-H.

Reposted from The Sandpaper, Jan. 22, 2020