Hamilton County Art Students Have Show At Chattanooga Zoo Saturday

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hamilton County art students are getting a chance to show off their artwork Saturday at the Chattanooga Zoo.  Art students in all Hamilton County schools, grades K through 12, were challenged to create a “Deserts and Forests” themed piece of art to be evaluated by a group of judges.  

Winners in each age division will receive a year-long family membership to the Chattanooga Zoo, while runners-up and honorable mentions will receive various other Zoo prizes.   

This is the second year in a row the Zoo has partnered with Hamilton County schools to provide a unique art learning opportunity.  Hamilton County Art Teacher and Contest Coordinator, Carrie Cook notes how the students “really enjoyed touring the Zoo earlier this fall and taking pictures of the many remarkable animals that would later serve as inspiration for their art.”  She goes on to note how, “exposing students to live animals teaches them how to observe and enriches their learning experience by weaving the arts, nature, and the sciences together." 

Chattanooga Zoo CEO Darde Long said, “The Zoo is thrilled to serve as a partner in education with Hamilton County.  We are happy to help expose local youth to the many wonders of wildlife.  We’re pretty confident our animals don’t mind the extra attention either.” 

The Hamilton County art show reception and awards ceremony will take place Saturday at the Chattanooga Zoo Education Center from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  For more information on the Chattanooga Zoo’s animal collections, visit www.chattzoo.org or call 697-1319 



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