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Little Monets show off their love for nature in Panda Poster Challenge

With the launch of the film Kung Fu Panda 3, DreamWorks Animation teamed up WWF-Canada’s Schools for a Living Planet program to bring you the power of two pandas. In Kung Fu Panda 3, Po the panda finds his secret panda village is under threat. WWF works to protect endangered species like the panda by conserving the places they live.

Panda poster challenge

We invited elementary students to design a conservation poster capturing their love of the forests, rivers, oceans and wildlife that WWF works to protect. Teachers integrated the Panda Poster Challenge into their science lessons, engaging their students to think about endangered species, our impact on the environment and what that means for their future. From across the country, imaginative elementary students rolled up their sleeves and took to paper with their paints, brushes and ideas. And the results were inspiring — all 440 of them.

A panel of WWF and DreamWorks Animation judges were impressed by the creativity and inspirational messages from the young artists.  

Congratulations to our grand prize winner

A winning poster has been chosen for a grand prize of an exclusive private screening of Kung Fu Panda 3 for their class, DVDs of the first two Kung Fu Panda films for each student and a WWF classroom adoption kit.

Samantha, Grade 4/5, Sunnybrae Public School, Innisfil, ON

Sunnybrae public school

Runner-up 

One runner-up poster will receive a WWF classroom adoption kit of their choice. Thanks to their inspirational poster, each student in their class will receive DVDs of the first two Kung Fu Panda films.

Lauren and Jessica, Grade 7, Algonquin Ridge Elementary School, Barrie, ON

Algonquin Ridge Elementary School

Special mentions

Nicole, Grade 1, McMurnich School, Toronto, ON

Nicole McMurnich School Grade 1_

Vicky, Grade 2/3, St Isaac Jogues, Brampton, ON

St Isaac Jogues

Hannah, Grade 3, Emma King Elementary School, Barrie, ON

Emma King Elementary School_

Jaclyn, Grade 1-4, Madonna Public School, Sherwood, AB

Madonna Public School_

Corinn, Grade 4, Ardagh Bluffs Public School, Barrie, ON

Ardagh Bluffs Public School

Yahnique, Grade 6, Dallington Public School, Toronto, ON

Dallington Public School_

Felice, Grade 6, Thomas Street Middle School, Mississauga, ON

Thomas Street Middle School

Thank you to each and every one of the students across Canada who helped raise awareness for conservation with their artwork. Special mention to all the teachers and parents who helped their students show off their creative skills to show us how much conservation means to them.

Feeling inspired?

Stay tuned to the Schools for a Living Planet website for details on how you can get your students and classmates involved in great hands-on activities to celebrate nature inside and outside of the classroom, like Go Wild School Grants. Subscribe to the Schools for a Living Planet newsletter for monthly updates.