ARTIST Quincy Reath, Mia Crespo
We sculpted a little girl sitting on a fur rug and playing with a stuffed animal of the animal she is sitting on. This will be the future if we don't stop using animal furs for our personal enjoyment.
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 Catie Bishop, Georgia Reinhard
We created our sculpture to represent the tragic effects caused by our carelessness. Due to errors, oil, and pollution, trash accumulates in our oceans and jeopardizes the lives of ocean life. We made this sculpture primarily out of aluminum cans, straws, and maps but also used wire, wood, and lights. This jelly fish sculpture has black paint spots to represent the copious amounts of oil that pollutes the oceans. The cans repesent the trash that we throw into our waters. We need to do our part in protecting our oceans and wildlife. They don't need to suffer because of us.
ARTIST Isabelle Evjen
Title: Invasive Species. My artwork was inspired by lionfish which are disruptive to native species and Florida Wildlife Conservation.
ARTIST Amara Woodward
Title: Canatee. And represents an endangered species native to tampa bay.
ARTIST Cleveland Fulton, Orrian Arnold
It's a healthy fish.
ARTIST Giancarlo Hernandez, Adrian Alvarez
It's a sculpture of the endangered manatee.
ARTIST Damarcus, Chris, Marcellus, Keith
Rockhopper penguins are endangered and vulnerable.
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 Devin Collado, Mekhi McCloud
Panthers get hit by cars. We made a sculpture representing how it happens.
ARTIST Sudenaz Koksal
My sculpture is about the Maui's dolphin that is endangered.
ARTIST Annalise Espinal
I made a sea turtle which is endangered.
ARTIST Jalon / Uchenna / Uriel
Our sculpture is related to the Wildlife Conservation theme because people kill rhinos for there horns.
ARTIST Kaylee Sheppard
This sculpture is what was, before the need to have wildlife conservation programs, and back when people had respect for our environment. We can still save it from becoming what will be. Regret.
ARTIST Samantha Walz
I created this project to show how tortoises and turtles' homes are being destroyed and ruined by pollution and trash that we throw out.
ARTIST Josephine Geyer
This is a Florida panther that is extremely endangered. This is due to deforestation and hunting for their pelt.
ARTIST Kayla Ludwig
Sea turtles dig in the dark, turn off the lights
ARTIST Lily Clark, Lilly Flannery
Our sculpture is an orca attempting to jump out of a Sea World tank. We are showing how cruel Sea World is. They are stealing orcas from the wild and separating family’s. Once and orca arrives at Sea World, they are kept in tiny tanks that are not suitable for an animal that size. They are forced to perform and do tricks and this causes them to become depressed. We want to bring awareness to this horrible problem.
ARTIST Chase Ballweg
About forty years ago, American Alligators came to the brink of extinction before hunting was controlled. Now, the main danger to alligators in Florida is people destroying their habitats, so much so that they are in danger again.
ARTIST Sarah Schoppman
My sculpture represents all the endangered fish around the Florida area and pollution in water.
ARTIST Isabella Battista
My sculpture is about how plastic waste is harming sea turtles and their environment which is causing them harm and fatality.
ARTIST Ezra Carpenter
My project represents how sharks around the world are being caught for their fins. Not only to people do this, but once their fins are harvested, these sharks are then thrown back in the water and left to die. This process is causing a major decrease in different shark species' population and could lead to some becoming extinct.
ARTIST Sofia Werre
Our sculpture is about how what we throw away can negatively impact animals.
ARTIST Madelyn Robinson, Sophia Guarneri, Kendall Kaloostian
We created a manatee with scars on its back from a motor boat.
ARTIST Ana Fernandez, Isabella Spiegel
Our sculpture sends a strong message about global warming, and how it is harming fish all around the oceans. We wanted to show the importance of keeping the environment safe for generations to come.
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 Brooke Bailey
I chose to do a sea turtle trapped under a net to demonstrate how people just leave random trash in the water for any sea animal to get trapped in. I chose specifically to do a sea turtle because the main species that live in Florida are endangered because of pollution in the water. It is also sad that such beautiful creatures like the sea turtle are dying because of us.
ARTIST Emily Altman, Allee Bourgeois
Our project is a sea turtle trying to swim out of a fishing net. This represents when fishermen accidentally catch sea turtles and crush them.
Madison Odell, Katilyn
Our project is about a black panther. There are two heads of the black panther one symbolizing the panther free, and the other is the panther who is captured with chains around its neck with a muzzle on.
ARTIST Jordan Haycock
I chose to do my sculpture on a coral reef. Coral reefs are being destroyed because of large amounts of trash in oceans. Coral reefs support a ton of wildlife and are essential for the ocean ecosystem to thrive.
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 Madeline Felegy, Sophia Coletta
This sculpture is about sea turtle nest preservation on Florida Beaches. It's important to turn off your lights on the beach at night to protect the turtle nests- hence the lamp. Sea turtles use the moon to guide them to the water so the light projected is a moon to show the little turtles being mislead by a light turned on at night.
ARTIST Maren Ping
Over fishing in our natural ocean.
ARTIST Elizabeth Popola
My sculpture relates to wildlife conservation because my sculpture is of a sail boat and a manatee swimming along side the boat, happily. This project is a positive way to show saving the manatees by using sail boats instead of motor boats.
ARTIST Caroline Waldron
A sea turtle sculpture on a fountain of plastic straws which endanger the species.
ARTIST Aryana Thompson, Vanessa Payes
Our project was created to show how cutting down trees can harm the environment and many animals living in it. The Grasshopper Sparrow is one example of an animal that loses its habitat when trees are cut down. We resembled this by creating the Grasshopper Sparrow bird holding a sack to show how it is homeless with no more trees to live in.
ARTIST Findlay Hartman
My sculpture is of a stick figure man crushing/stepping on bees. The man is made of trash to represent the harm humans and their waste cause the bee community. The man is also bending down to look at a flower. The bees pollinate the flower and without the bees the flower will die. The human race is hurting the bees with their actions and all they care about is pretty things like flowers; which will be gone without the bees.
ARTIST Cassidy O'Neal, Kylie Harris
The giraffes in Africa are getting killed by poachers and their habitat is dwindling due to increased populations all over Africa. People are unaware of how serious this issue is.
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 Casanova Amaro
Taking care of our Environment is the first step in Wildlife Conservation
ARTIST Alex Wagner
Manatees are threatened and should be protected to make them safe.
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 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 Kaitlyn Rodriguez
"The Javen Rhino" is made of soda cans in the tail and parts of the body, straws in the tail and grass, and maps for the horns. I also used floral foam, and papier mache for details. I chose to represent this endangered species because they are special to me. I think they are really cool looking and I like that they have two horns.
ARTIST Rachel Patz
"The Endangered Scaly Friend" is a sculpture of the nearly extinct Pangolin, in one of its many habitats. I made it from soda cans, papier mache, maps, black beads, cardboard, straws, pipe cleaners, toilet rolls, and acrylic paint. I chose this endangered species because it is cute and is being hunted for a stupid reason. This animal is special to me because I really like how they eat bugs, which is good so we don't have an overpopulation of bugs!
ARTIST Morissey Montgomery, Madison Soforelli
"Perfect Pair of Pecking Penguins in a Puzzling Pickle" is a sculpture about the endangered Emperor Penguins in their Antarctic habitat. We used aluminum cans and air dry clay to make the penguins, cans and maps for the icebergs, and straws and string to create the snowflake effect in the background. We chose penguins because they are adorable, funny, and amazing swimmers. However, they are in danger of extinction.
ARTIST Ne'Shawrii Robinson
"The Endangered Amputee" The back story of my animal is quite sad. This weasel was just minding her own business while hunting, and she got caught in a trap which had been created by and illegal company that uses weasel skins to make fur jackets. This weasel was a loving mother and the hunter for her family, the father having already been killed by a trap. To rescue herself from the trap she chewed off her own leg, so she could return to her home to care for her babies.
ARTIST Christina Sufrin, Miana Taveras
"Save the Spots" is a sculpture about a cheetah sitting on a large stone in the Savannah staring at its prey. We chose to represent this species because it's one of our favorite animals. We chose this setting and color scheme to represent what his animal's life and habitat are really like.
ARTIST Jenna McLaughlin
My sculpture represents protecting manatees, and keeping trash out of rivers and lakes.