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2016 Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest

WELCOME to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s 30th annual Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest. Second through twelfth grade students attending public, independent, charter or parochial schools (or homeschooled) in New York City and East and West of Hudson Watersheds are invited to create original art and compose poetry that reflects an appreciation for our shared water resources. A celebration to honor all of this year’s student participants will take place in May, information will follow.

Please click on the links below to learn more about the 2016 program.

Please click on the links below to view art and poetry entries from 2015 and to learn more about past programs.

For information about the 30th annual Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest, please contact

DEP’s Water Resources Art & Poetry program compliments STEM learning as it relates to water and the environment, and is also aligned with New York State Learning Standards and New York City Performance Standards for elementary, middle and high school students, and Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects.

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