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The goal of the Contest is to demonstrate a measurable decrease of the amount of paper used at home, at school, or in the community by changing our behaviors and committing to reduce the amount of junk mail we receive. Apply by November 13.
The Albert M. Greenfield UNLESS Contest creates awareness that inspires solutions and actions to impact the future of wildlife. Over the past four years the Zoo has engaged more than 10,000 schoolchildren from more than 200 schools in the Delaware Valley region as part of this initiative. Together with these students, the Zoo has worked to address two key conservation issues – habitat destruction related to palm oil production and climate change. During the open application process, participating classes provide the Zoo with an initial project proposal. Following the application process and over the course of their project, participating classes have the opportunity to visit the Zoo for a class and participate in a virtual class to learn about this conservation topic and how it impacts wildlife. Directly in line with common core standards, participating students will have the opportunity to think critically about a real-world issue that is impacting a number of wild animals. Final project reports are reviewed by a panel of independent judges who choose the awardees. The student-made advocacy campaigns from years prior have impacted between 2 to 4 million people each year.
This year, the Contest focuses on the impact that our paper usage has on climate change and how that relates to the decline of Red Pandas. The goal of the Contest is to demonstrate a measurable decrease of the amount of paper used at home, at school, or in the community by changing our behaviors and committing to reduce the amount of junk mail we receive.
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