Submissions are due April 4, 2018 and are accepted in five thematic categories; Climate Heroes, No Justice, No Green, Watertopia, Wild CA and You Are What You Eat.
Questions to kick-start your thinking
Make a documentary
- How do critters deal with man-made environments?
- Do public parks matter?
Write your own story
- What would an ant say if it could talk?
- Good at crafts? Create a puppet show!
Wildlife facts to get you started
- SoCal is a biodiversity hotspot, with is a uniquely high number of species per area.
- The California newt is the only news species in the state (and its numbers are declining).
- Many invasive species start out as pets and are released into the wild by their owner.
- California has more native species of animals and plants than any other state in the nation.
- California is home to the greatest number of endemic species, those that occur nowhere else in the world.
Do your own research—a couple resources to get you started
Class of 2018
Why Do We Need Parks in Cities? (first place)
by Taegan Obermeyer of Providence High School
Be Kind to Beekind (second place)
by Clara Siliezar of Clairemont High School
Cataclysm (third place)
by Oscar Ortiz and Yvon Mendija of Environmental Charter High School
Class of 2017
Only World (best film)
by Madelyn Paley of Thousand Oaks High School
DAVE (first runner up)
by Keely Martin, Ginger Port, Taku Rogers & Victor Guzman of Culver City High School.
Our Park. Our Future. (second runner up)
by Timur Bootzin & Amanda Contreas of Los Angeles Zoo Magnet/ North Hollywood High School.
The remaining 4 categories
If the creative juices aren't flowing, you have other options