Picturing a New World
Environmental Art Exhibition to Open at Omaha Children’s Museum on World Environment Day
The three students won for artworks they created that address the theme of this year’s painting competition, “Climate Change: Our Challenge.” They were selected from more than 800 students who live within UNEP’s North American region, which includes
The ICPC, a signature event of UNEP’s World Environment Day celebrations held annually on
At the U.S. Botanic Garden on
In describing her painting of a thermometer and three hands, Wang said, “The thermometer stands for the Earth and its rising temperature. The hands represent the fighting between efforts of all countries to save the world using different forms of energy, such as solar and wind, and global warming contributors which include pollution, deforestation and old cars.”
ICPC Exhibition to Open in U.S. on World Environment Day
In addition, Wang and second-prize winner Chen will be on hand in
The program will include the ICPC Exhibition, a special awards ceremony for ICPC entrants in
“At Bayer, two of our key corporate social responsibility goals are to help today’s students become science literate and more environmentally aware. Art is a powerful tool that, by harnessing children’s creativity, can help us accomplish both goals,” said
“There are many ways for today’s children to learn about the environment and the world they will be inheriting sooner rather than later. Our partnership with Bayer Corporation in
“Omaha Children’s Museum is honored to host this exhibition and be involved in the events surrounding World Environment Day,” said
Established in 1990, the ICPC invites elementary and middle school students ages six to 14 to learn about the environment and express that knowledge creatively through art. Regional winners are selected from UNEP’s six regions including
The paintings are reviewed by a panel of judges. This year, Wyland, the
About World Environment Day
World Environment Day is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates world-wide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. With thousands of events in the six UNEP regions, World Environment Day is considered the largest environmental event of its kind. Both Bayer AG and Bayer Corporation are global and regional sponsors, respectively, of World Environment Day.
About Bayer Corporation and Making Science Make Sense(R)
Bayer Corporation, headquartered in
Making Science Make Sense(R) (MSMS) is Bayer’s company-wide initiative that advances science literacy through hands-on, inquiry-based science education, employee volunteerism and a public education campaign. Currently, 12 Bayer sites around the country operate local MSMS programs, which together represent a national volunteer corps of more than 1,000 employees.
About United Nations Environment Programme
Established in 1972 following the United Nation’s Conference on the Human Environment, UNEP’s mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
About Bayer and UNEP
Bayer AG is the first company in the world to forge a long-term partnership with UNEP in the area of youth and environment. The partners first began cooperating on youth environmental projects in
Further information on the partnership between UNEP and Bayer is available on the Internet at: www.unep.bayer.com.
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