International Children Art Exchange in Eurasia in 2005
Children art exchange “Crane – the Bird of the World” was organized in autumn 2005 – winter 2006 by the Crane Working Group of Eurasia with support from International Crane Foundation, UNEP/GEF Siberian Crane Wetlands Project, and Convention of Migratory Species in Eurasian countries. Its goal was to focus attention on the conservation of cranes and their habitats, which are declining rapidly.
Students from 6 to 18 years old from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan sent more than 1,000 of their best artwork of cranes species and nature scenes depicting cranes.
A high-level jury including professional artists and scientists worked hard to select the 30 best pictures of art that were to be exhibited at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA. The jury paid attention not only to the quality of the art, but also to the special way that it expressed the children’s feelings about cranes. The best pictures came from students who live near crane habitats and can see cranes in the wild.
Other pieces of the best art were exhibited at the Moscow Zoo and the Zoological Museum of Moscow State University, Russia. Similar exhibitions were also organized in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
All young artists received certificates of participation, buttons and small prizes, and the winners were sent special gifts.
Children art devoted to the Siberian Crane
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