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Art connects kids to nature

The Canadian Wildlife Federation wants children to get outdoors an connect with nature.

The foundation’s Get to Know Contest, founded by artist Robert Bateman more than a decade ago, encourages young people to learn about their neighbours of other species through painting and drawing to writing, photography, video and music.

The contest is intended to be a gateway experience for youth to develop a lasting interest in the outdoors and important environmental dates and opportunities.

Entry deadline is July 23. For more information, please go to www.get-to-know.org.

Winners receive an invitation to attend the week-long art and nature camp hosted by Parks Canada at Point Pelee National Park in Windsor, Ont.

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