Youth Art for Saving Minnesota Wolves

Submit Art ~ Save a Wolf!!

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We are creating an art project involving young people up to age 18 to save Minnesota's wolves. In 2012 wolves were delisted from the Federal Endangered Species list; five months later a wolf hunt was instated by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. We believe that the wolf hunt put wolves in danger of extinction. On December 19th, 2014, wolves re-added to the Endanged Species List, ending the wolf hunt. At an informational hearing at the State Office Building on Jan. 20th, wolf supporters were not allowed to testify, and the hearing seemed to be in favor of reinstating the wolf hunt. We are continuing our project to demonstrate our support for protecting wolves.

Congratulations to our prize winners!!!

On Saturday, January 24th, we drew the following names of children who submitted art. We will mail or deliver prizes within the next two weeks.

Come to Wolf Day at the Capitol! Thursday, Feb. 5th, 10 am. Registration is at the St. Paul Armory, 600 Cedar Street, Saint Paul, MN, followed by meetings with senators and legislators from 11 am - 3 pm.

Children's ART SHOW on Saturday, February 28th!
Plymouth Avenue Art Studio
2404 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
1-5 pm
Some of the artwork will be for sale!
50% of sale price donated to Howling For Wolves
50% to the child artists

The wolf is a vital part of maintaining the earth's ecosystem. Native Americans call the wolf “brother,” because it is the friendliest land animal to humans.

How Wolves Change Rivers

 

The video at left illustrates how the reintroduction of wolves at Yellowstone National Park improved the park's ecosystem.

 

 

 

Although unable to vote, people under age 18 can powerfully help out in other ways, such as through creative expression! We are accepting artwork of any size and type through Jan. 23, 2015. Drawings, paintings, sculpture, fiber art, murals-- the sky's the limit! We invite kids to add wording to their art expressing the wolf hunt's harmful effects.

Please scan or photograph artwork and email the image to art@youthsavingwolves.com. Artwork will be displayed on this website, on our Facebook page and possibly also in the media and on other wolf-protection sites. Include child's first name, age and city of residence.

If your group would like an art teacher to guide a project at your school or an outside location, please contact us at art@youthsavingwolves.com.

On Jan. 24, 2015, one child's name will be drawn to receive a $50 prize pack (shown at left), and two tickets to the Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies game on 2/6/15, donated by the Minnesota Timberwolves, including a tee shirt, mini basketball and a Crunch bobblehead doll!

Additional prizes include two deluxe kites from Peapods, board games from MindWare, four tickets to Eagle's Nest indoor playground, and several prizes from Mall of America, including tickets to Moose Mountain adventure golf and the Ghostly Gangplank at Nickelodeon Universe, and a Mall of America coupon book. We are seeking additional prize donations! Please contact us at art@youthsavingwolves.com if you would like to donate a prize.

Students will have an opportunity to bring their wolf artwork and speak at a meeting with Governor Dayton after the Feb. 2015 inauguration (date TBA). We will sign vouchers for students whose schools require them to perform community service hours.

Thank you for your time and attention, and for supporting the beautiful Minnesota wolf!

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Thanks to the companies who donated prizes towards our drawing:

  Eagle's Nest    
MindWare MN Timberwolves Mall of America Peapods