2022 Earth Day Poetry Contest

sponsored by the
Coati Kids Club
of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Photo of 2019 Winners, Kiran and Zahra
2019 Earth Day Poetry Contest Winners
Kiran and Zahra

2022 marked the Desert Museum’s 23rd annual Earth Day Poetry Contest. Students in grades K-6 from Tucson and beyond wrote poetry about the Sonoran Desert — animals, plants, landscapes, weather, observations, and their feelings for this place. Librarians, teachers, and parents submitted hundreds of poems for the 2022 contest, and our panel of judges from the Desert Museum and the UA Poetry Center voted on all the winners’ placements.

First place winners all received a free membership to the Coati Kids Club, and two overall winners in grades K-3 and 4-6 earned a free, online animal outreach program for their school in May.

See our winners and read their poems here!

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