Activities for Children

Student Bird Art and Nature Writing Contests are, as follows, for 2023. Winners will be announced and awarded prizes on Saturday, April 15 during a ceremony at the Arcata Community Center. Color copies of winning art will be displayed at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center during May and June. A reception for the general public is planned for mid-May. Winners’ names will be published in the FOAM newsletter and sent to local media. A booklet of all winning artwork and any artist photos taken during the awards ceremony will be posted at www.rras.org, www.arcatamarshfriends.org, and www.godwitdays.org.

For Student Bird Art guidelines and entry instructions, click here: 2023 Student Bird Art Contest Flyer.

For Nature Writing guidelines and entry instructions, click here: 2023 Student Nature Writing Contest Flyer.

CLICK HERE for a special letter to schools regarding submissions for the student bird art contest.

*Stay tuned – Friends of the Arcata Marsh and community non-profits and organizations are planning a family nature craft “mega-palooza” on Sunday, April 16.