|Last year’s grand prize winner, Southern Sea Otter by Amy Feng.|
Today, we are announcing the 2015 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest, which invites school children to put their creative skills to work for wildlife. This story about the young woman who created the trophy for the contest is adapted from the original, which appeared in the fall 2013 edition of Fish & Wildlife News.
Artist Meredith Graf puts talent to work for conservation
Each year thousands of young students descend on the nation’s capital to visit the monuments and museums, and learn how their government works. In 2009, among those thousands was an eighth-grader from New Orleans, Louisiana, who came to town intent on helping endangered wildlife through the use of her artistic talent. Since that visit, her singular efforts have proved a giant boost to educational efforts for endangered species.