ARTIST Penelope Ubau
Although we try to keep growing more trees, we are still cutting down wildlife's habitats when we cut down trees.
ARTIST Riese Throneburg
My piece shows how deforestation has impacted the environment and the animals that live there. My piece shows a native bird to Florida, the red-coackaded woodpecker, that is now on the endangered species list due to the impact humans have had on our Earth. Many animals every year are losing their homes just so we can make another apartment complex or have another fast food joint. We need to do a better job of being more aware of the animals around us.
ARTIST Tiuana Smith, Brianna Smith, Angel Otero-Gray, Donielle Daniels, Joshua Daniels, Ryan Osborne, Madison Gaab, Janvier Morales, Jordyn Davis, Caleb Johnson, Michelle Chicaiza, Elizabeth Ortiz-Melendez, Ellie Mann
Red Tide Awareness and Effect
ARTIST Sebastian Cinfuentes, Kevin Acosta
The sculpture depicts a turtle carrying the last piece of the earth “an island” on his back. The turtle is swimming through discarded cans and straws in an attempt to save it.
ARTIST Alex Wagner
Manatees are threatened and should be protected to make them safe.
ARTIST Nick Wagner
Hoover Dam has harmed a lot of animals while bringing lots of good to people. It is an example of how humans influence animals.
ARTIST Crystal Vergara, Kaitlyn French, Christopher Chambers, Isabella Siddy, Natalie Frey, Gia Maniscalco, Katie Joo, Eliane Ramos
We decided to create a large fish with our materials. The fish was made to make a statement about the state of our gulf waters. Red Tide kills thousands of fish every year and this can be prevented. Our intention was to create a dead fish that has washed ashore from red tide.
ARTIST Ian Slack, Mekhi Wilson
We've always had a fascination with reptiles so we decided to make an American Crocodile from the Florida Everglades.
ARTIST Emelyn Harvey
The piece is a ‘Chimera’ of some of the most critically endangered animals in the world, many of which serve key roles in the ecosystem they take part in. The animals represented are the Amur Leopard, Javan Rhino, Tiger, Giant Chinese Salamander, Saola, Vaquita, Leatherback Seaturtle, and Spix’s Macaw.
ARTIST Savannah Watson
It's not well unknown that the Earth's elephant population is declining especially in Asia's ecosystem. The World Wide Fund for Nature provides sanctum for these beautiful creatures, but that's not enough. My piece is inspired by the great organization(s) that help elephants with their big presence and gentle nature. They`re worth saving!
ARTIST Destiny Vargas
The structure contains a depiction of the endangered animal, a Manis Pangolin.
ARTIST Gleimi Dejesus
I made a turtle that is injured by a straw through it's nose. It's a well-known epidemic now that turtles are affected largely by straws and other plastic in the sea and that's what I wanted to depict with my sculpture. In the process of making the turtle, I used a variety of soda cans and clear tape for the shell, and paper mache maps over the armature for the rest of the sculpture. The whole sculpture is on glass shafts and tilted to make the turtle look like it's swimming.
ARTIST Savon Watson
My piece looks to raise awareness for the many endangered bird species in the United States. It uses the more well known blue heron as a symbol to call attention to human degradation of animal habitats.
ARTIST Roberto Cabrera-Cruz, Thalia Camacho, Jennifer Mendoza, Jaydin Wilson, Yicelis Massana
For our project, we decided to focus on the hummingbird and the conservation threats they face, such as habitat loss and chemicals found in the environment. Because this beautiful bird is so small, even minor development and small growth of urbanization can have a huge impact on its livelihood. In addition, chemicals found in the environment, such as the use of pesticides, can greatly impact hummingbirds at a faster rate than larger species. These chemicals will easily poison and kill hummingbirds. It would be such a shame if these rare little birds disappeared as a result of environmental damages caused by humans. We need to protect the hummingbirds and allow them to thrive in their natural habitat.
ARTIST Ross Stoneburner
This piece is a Shame Totem pole. Shame Totem poles are created by northwestern Native American tribes to embarrass a certain person or group responsible for unpaid debts or wrongdoings. I created this piece to shame the human race, and their contribution to endangering the animals on the totem due to over pollution and loss of habitat.
ARTIST Samacha Nernginn
The "Iron Mare" is the idea representing the "what if?" Or, the downfall of wildlife animals in an alternative dystopian earth to ours where wild animals no longer are a common part of the world, and are instead preserved as animatronics. She shows us what could be the outcome of our destructive ways if we, the humans, do not conserve the wildlife that we take for granted.
ARTISTS: Landon Ledford
The Florida Panther is the Florida state animal and endangered. They deserve space to live.
ARTISTS: Christopher Beebe, Yanisa Suarez, Aspen Krater, Dominik Rechtorik, Natalia Rechtorik, Jocelyn Ivey, Ophelia Hanni, Everett Hanni, Elian Lazala, Layla Lazala, Darius Brown II, Lira Brown, Ava Zarkos, Alice Sanker
We are very concerned about the global bee decline. Bees are a crucial part of our ecosystem and food supply. They are dying because development is destroying their habitats and bee-killing pesticides are used on our crops, gardens, and lawns. We want to show how pollinator gardens are a small but effective way you can help save the bees and other pollinators in our community.
ARTISTS: Aubree Gooddine
Arctic foxs are so cute. With Wildlife Conservation they went from 30 to 200 since 1980. Arctic foxes still need our help because with warm weather red foxes can live by them and kill them. I love Arctic Foxes and don't want them to die.
ARTISTS: Jurnee Bailey, Sanai Wilson, Yanelys Rasado, Neijey Borders, Addysen Sheppard, Totiona Malloy, Juan Ramos, Donovan Dilts, Angel Rosales
We chose the Florida Panther because its habitat is being destroyed so quickly. There are less than 200 wild Florida Panthers left in Florida so they are almost extinct!
ARTISTS: Entire Fifth Grade (144 students)
Mangrove Estuary. The mangroves that grow along the edge of the water throughout the Tampa Bay area provide protection for young fish. They also stabilize the shoreline against erosion.
ARTISTS: Derell (DJ) Gooddine Jr.
There are two types of giraffes that are critically endangered, the Kordofan Giraffe and the Nubian Giraffe. Hopefully with wildlife conservation we can remove them the endangered list. We can do this by increasing their habitat and stopping hunters from hunting them.
ARTISTS: Carlos Maisonet, Wade Wilson, Rochney Saintval, Ejayvius Newton, Ja’Cyrius Carter, Kimora Davis, Harmony Houston, Amari Leslie, Ze’Quoya Newton, Lanita Cowart, Courtney Spraggins, Rumanah Waterman, Suzzane Hammad, Ishamael White, Damayiah Ammons, Darien Burks, Lyla Kelty, Soniel Berrios, Chasiti Henderson, Adrianna Contreras, Samara Shumake, Aiden Tisdale, Justin Regis, Genevieve Ringer, Janice Clauvil, Yahnel Quiles, Starlene Perez, Kamilyann Rodriguez Camacho, Brad Bethune, Jayden Patrick Belcher, Desmond Morris, Robert Ambs
Our sculpture shows how important mangroves are to the life they support- including us- and how we can help keep our native Florida environment safe for all Cougars, from the wild and from Kenly Elementary.
ARTISTS: Kurnique Jones, Evey Lewis, Tatiana Harlow, Francesca Best, Antonella Furcolo, Breannah Lapradd, Ana Lucia Perez, Alyssa Harrison, Zoey Jones, Callie Oslin, Briana Webber, Paige Mcmahon, Lauren Carpenter, Shelby Williams, Raegan Williams, Aubree Pacheco, Aubrey Pitts, Sofia Gonzales
The art enrichment cluster at Boyette Springs Elementary School created a sculpture of an owl near its nest about to eat a poisoned rat. The owl is created out of maps and the nest is created out of aluminum cans. The sign "Please don't poison my dinner" was made using straws. The artwork is a statement piece about letting owls do their job instead of putting poison out to get rid of bothersome rodents. A single barn owl can eat 1,000 rodents in a year, some of which may be poisoned.