Sense of Water Contest
Posted: December 10, 2011
From Kathy Sykes’ blog. Kathy is Senior Advisor, Aging and Sustainability in EPA’s Office of Research and Development. She launched the Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Contest six years ago with sponsoring organizations including Generations United, the Rachel Carson Council Inc., the Dance Exchange, and the National Center for Creative Aging.
The 2012 Rachel Carson contest will focus on water, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. The scientist and author, Rachel Carson, is the inspiration of the EPA’s Rachel Carson Intergenerational Contest. She wrote that for a child to keep alive an inborn sense of wonder, the companionship of at least one adult is needed to share and rediscover the joy, excitement and mystery of the world.
Find a partner or two, discover a place, somewhere you want to explore, or recall some place you’ve been. Share a story, a photo, a dance or poem, and enter the Sense of Water contest. It’s good for the heart— and soul. But don’t take my word for it—jump in and make a splash.
The deadline for entries is June 1, 2012, and winners will be announced in September 2012. A panel of judges will select finalists in each category [photography, essay, poetry and dance], and the winners will be determined by a public online vote that will begin in August 2012. More information about the contest and to see the works of previous winners