At Cub Creek Science Camp, our goal is to create an environment where a child's natural curiosity becomes
their best teacher. We strive to combine nature, science and animals in an interactive way to spark curiosity
and a desire to learn. Through this contest we want to inspire young scientists, artists
and writers to look at the world
around them, choose something that interests them and find a way to communicate that interest to others
through different types of media.
The Theme for our
2012 competition is yet to be announced. Please check
back in September for complete information.
The theme for our 2011 contest was:
so We Should Enrich Theirs"
Students in grades 2 through
10. (Students may work individually or as a part
of a team.)
Choose one of the following categories to
Write an informative article about an animal that you find
2 Dimensional Art
Create a work of art using animals as your theme
- Invent an enrichment activity for an animal.
Submit your entry by January 15th, 2011. Winners will be announced
on February 15th, 2011
and will be included in the February 15th E-mail Newsletter.
Because learning is fun and what
better way to learn about something than to get involved. You can also win
some great prizes and have your picture, name and work published on our website.
Your entry can help
increase someone else's desire to learn more and help teach others about how animals are an integral part of our world.
you may be eligible for a drawing to win money for your classroom.
Here is a chance to encourage independent
learning and involve your students in a project about a subject that so many
people love, ANIMALS. As a way of saying thank you we will enter any
participating teacher in a drawing to win $100 to be used for art and/or science
supplies for the classroom.
Click for more information.
Description and Guidelines for
the Informative Article Contest:
It has been said that we conserve what we love.
We love what we understand. We understand what we take the time to
learn about. For the purpose of this contest, an informative article
should be no more than two pages and be written in such a way to inspire others to
want share what they have learned and spark a desire to learn
more about a particular kind of animal.
To begin: Choose an animal
or animal group that you find interesting and write a
one to two page article, full of fun facts and information that
you believe will spark someone else's interest to learn more. You may include pictures, captions, comments
and lots of fun information.
Description and Guidelines for
the 2 Dimensional Art Contest:
Create an original work of
art inspired by your love of animals and this year's contest theme.
"Animals enrich our world so we should enrich theirs" Art work may be in colored pencil, pen, marker, paint (watercolor, acrylic or oil), or collage not to exceed 12"
x 14". No regular pencil please, as it will not reproduce well.
Description and Guidelines for the
Animals need adequate food,
shelter and water as well as physical and mental stimulation to ensure their
good health. Providing an animal with physical and/or mental stimulation
is called animal enrichment.
Have you ever wondered how to make the life of pets around the world more fun? Here is your chance to
make a difference. Invent an enrichment program for a specific animal and enter
it in our contest. Your entry should include an actual model,
picture or video of your enrichment activity, a written
explanation of your project and how it is intended to help
enrich the life of an animal and instructions for
duplicating or making your projects. (So that someone else
can do the same thing.)
Click here to learn more about animal