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Two Local Kids Are Semi-Finalists in a National Wildlife Art Contest

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Two Bay Area kids are semi-finalists in a national art contest celebrating endangered species.

First-grader Hannah Chacko, of San Francisco, turned in this colorful drawing of the endangered San Francisco garter snake. (Perhaps a new t-shirt design for the city’s Sharp Park Golf Course?)


Foster City’s Kevin Huo, an eighth grader, submitted one of the most impressionistic entries in the bunch: this vivid depiction of an albatross – legendary protector of sailors — soaring above a boat.

Albatross, Kevin Huo

The contest is sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Endangered Species Coalition, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the International Child Art Foundation.


Top honors went to kindergartener Ava Bribiesco of St. Louis, Missouri, for her collage of the American Burying Beetle.


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Category: Biodiversity, Education, Environment

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As a radio reporter for KQED Science, Amy's grappled with archaic maps, brain fitness exercises, albino redwood trees, and jet-lagged lab rats, as well as modeled a wide variety of hard hats and construction vests. Long before all that, she learned to cut actual tape interning for a Latin American news show at WBAI in New York, then took her first radio job as a producer for Pulse of the Planet. Since then, Amy has been an editor at, the editor of Terrain Magazine, and has produced stories for NPR, Living on Earth, Philosophy Talk, and Pop Up Magazine. She's also a founding editor of Meatpaper Magazine.
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    Best of luck u kids