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High School Students Eligible to Enter Species on the Edge 2.0 Contest

By Press Release

TRENTON – The nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation (CWF) launched the fifth annual Species on the Edge 2.0 social media contest, empowering high school students to advocate for an endangered or threatened species from New Jersey through a series of social media posts.
According to a release, registration for the 2020 contest is open until Feb 28, 2020. Over $1,700 in prizes will be awarded at a ceremony in April, hosted by contest sponsor PSEG Foundation. 
Students are asked to create their original content – video, text, photograph, computer graphic – or use existing CWF content to create a series of posts focusing on a vulnerable New Jersey species that CWF helps protect. 
The fun and educational competition capitalizes on high school students’ expertise with social media platforms and provides them with the opportunity to showcase their talent, creativity, and love of nature. 
The contest helps students gain experience in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) and apply critical thinking and project management skills.
“This generation of young conservation leaders has grown up with an innate understanding of technology and online communications – yet connections to the natural world are in some ways more challenging for them,” stated David Wheeler, CWF executive director. “This contest brings together their strengths with the opportunity to connect many of their peers – and people of all ages – with the wonderfully diverse natural world all around us here in New Jersey.” 
Species on the Edge 2.0 is free to enter, and students can win $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place. 
Students must register by Feb. 28 and submit their posts between March 1 and March 8. For information, visit https://bit.ly/2RRU26z

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