Taylor F. – First place winner from Edison Park Elementary
Mia S. – Second place winner from Edison Park Elementary
Claire S. – Third place winner from Edison Park Elementary
Rosailys R. – First place winner from Patriot Elementary
Emma S. – Second place winner from Patriot Elementary
Alice Y. – Third place winner from Patriot Elementary
The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island recently announced the winners of its annual Conservation Cartoon Contest.
It holds the contest for select Southwest Florida elementary schools in honor of namesake Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling, the Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist of the early to mid-20th century. This year, Edison Park Elementary in Fort Myers and Patriot Elementary in Cape Coral from the Lee County School District participated.
The refuge staff voted for the entries that they believed best exemplify the theme of conservation.
The winners are pictured above, and as you can see, our young ones already know how critically important it is to protect Mother Earth!