Adventures in Art & Education School Contest Winners

Vancouver, BC - CANADA - September 17, 2012 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce recipients of the "Adventures in Art & Environment" school workshop contest.

For the second year, as part of the Artists for Conservation Festival, AFC is offering a unique program connecting youth with nature through art, and introducing them to some of today's leading international artists who are dedicated to wildlife and habitat conservation. Contest entrants explained why they felt their particular class merited having their admission costs covered for the AFC school program.

Artists for Conservation and Grouse Mountain are pleased to announce the two winning classes - the grade 3 from English Bluff Elementary of Delta School District and grade 6 from Kirkbride Elementary of Surrey School District.

This initiative is part of a goal to give away 250 field trip passes to the most deserving classes including groups of under-served and at-risk youth. Passes are courtesy of Grouse Mountain, AFC and the artists who are generously volunteering their time to instruct the workshops. Approximately 20% of the total passes available are being offered for free to underserved and at-risk youth.

The Artists for Conservation program is only available from October 15 thorough 19th, 2012. The program price for schools to register includes Grouse Mountain General Admission, guest presenters, guides/storytellers, and instructional material. The program is also available to youth for public registration on October 19th, 2012 (Professional development day for most schools across BC).

For more details, visit the Artists for Conservation Festival Website.http://www.artistsforconservation.org/festival

Schools and parents interested in booking should contact Grouse Mountain by phone: 604.980.9311 or email education@grousemountain.com.

Artists for Conservation (AFC) is the world's leading group of artists supporting the environment. Founded in 1997, the non-profit organization comprises a membership of 500 of the world's most gifted nature artists from 27 countries, across five continents. Dedicated to nurture, promote and leverage its world-class community of artists in support of our natural world, AFC drives its mission through three key programs: Art & Environmental Education; Field Work & Research; and Artist Development. The Artists for Conservation Festival is AFC's annual flagship initiative to showcase, support and further these programs. For more information, visit http://www.artistsforconservation.org/festival

Just fifteen minutes from downtown, Grouse Mountain is Vancouver's premiere attraction, with panoramic views of the city, ocean and beyond. Grouse Mountain offers a host of year round outdoor activities as well as dining, gift shops and the Theatre in the Sky. Grouse Mountain also manages a Refuge for Endangered Wildlife that includes three wolves and two orphaned grizzly bear cubs. The Refuge is also an active participant in the North American Hummingbird Monitoring Network and the Northern Spotted Owl captive breeding program. Grouse Mountain prides itself on running a sustainable "green" business, and is an Oceanwise certified partner. www.grousemountain.com

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