The Endangered Species Essay Project is officially open for students in Grades 3-12! This is a unique opportunity for students to practice essay writing, explore topics related to ecology and the environment, and win special prizes. Educators are invited to incorporate this project into fall 2023 lesson planning or encourage students to participate.
What: 2023 is the 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, a landmark piece of conservation legislation protecting our nation’s wildlife. In honor of this milestone, students are invited to submit essays about endangered species for a special nationwide essay collection! The virtual collection will showcase dozens of essays from students around the country organized by species and region.
When: August 1st, 2023 until November 1st, 2023.
Who: Students who are enrolled in Grades 3-12 in Fall 2023.
Theme: Students are encouraged to write an essay of 1,000 words or less related to the overall theme of the Endangered Species Act’s contribution to recovering and protecting endangered species.
Prizes: All students who submit essays will be entered into a raffle and prizes will be given to raffle winners, including Endangered Species Chocolate Co. chocolate bars, t-shirts, and more. Educators with five or more students who submit essays will also be entered into a raffle for prizes including $100 gift cards for classroom supplies.
You can find more detailed information about the theme and guidelines, submit essays, and get additional resources, including a tip sheet for students, at https://bit.ly/escessays.