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The theme of this contest is “Nature in Your Neighborhood,” because nature itself is a work of art. Traveling the world isn't necessary to encounter incredible wildlife—you can find rare and endangered species right in your own community. Take a walk outside, or even just glance out your windows. Inspiration is everywhere you look!
Meet a few of the endangered species that San Diego Zoo Global is helping in our own backyard!
Another great resource is the iNaturalist App.
Use iNaturalist to help you identify endangered species near you!
Download the iNaturalist app on a smartphone, or visit inaturalist.org.
On the app or the website, enable these filters to search for endangered species in your area:
- Has photos.
Scroll through images until you find one you like with a green “N” in the upper right corner. That’s how you know it’s a native species!
Try to find a species listed as Endangered or Critically Endangered. Look for a red bar at the top of the page to indicate Endangered or Critically Endangered status.
Now, get creative and design your masterpiece!