2023 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

For children in grades K-6. Winners from each grade level were chosen.

Each student who entered wrote a poem about the Sonoran Desert — how this place is their home, or animals, plants, the landscape, observations, feelings, hopes — whatever is important to that student.

Entries were judged on originality and content by a panel of Desert Museum and UA Poetry Center judges. Teachers of winning entries were notified by April 24, 2023. All winning poems are featured on the Desert Museum website, and all winning poets received a certificate and family pass to attend the reading and reception. The first place winner from each grade won a 2023 membership to the Coati Kids' Club!

Plus, one overall winner from grades K-3 and one from grades 4-6 received a FREE Desert Museum live animal virtual outreach program for their school in May!

For additional information call Robin Kropp in the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Education Department at (520) 883-3034 or e-mail rkropp@desertmuseum.org.

See previous winners here

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