Georgia Magazine - June 2018 - 9
he Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) celebrated
budding birders during the annual Youth Birding Competition in
late April. During the contest, teams
of children and teens throughout the
state identified as many bird species
as possible in 24 hours, then attended an evening banquet at the Charlie
Elliott Wildlife Center near Mansfield.
OFFICE OF GOV. NATHAN DEAL
New travel guide
Four young Georgia artists also
were honored as T-shirt art-contest
"[The art contest and birding
competition are] about teaching kids
to observe and connect with nature,"
says Linda May, art contest and environmental outreach coordinator
for the DNR's Nongame Conservation Section. "Birds are a great focus,
since they're beautiful, fun to watch
and easy to find."
A great horned owl drawing by
Alston Li, a sixth-grader at SKA Academy in Duluth, was chosen from 123
contest entries from 39 public, private
and home schools statewide. As the
grand-prize winner, the 11-year-old
received a $100 Michaels gift card
and had his artwork featured on the
2018 Youth Birding Competition Tshirts.
Li also won the art contest's
middle school division. Other divi-
ALSTON LI / COURTESY GA DEPT. OF NATURAL
Youth birding-art winners
Sixth-grader Alston Li, of Duluth, took the
top prize for his drawing of a great horned
owl in the T-shirt art contest at the 2018
Youth Birding Competition.
sion winners were:
* Primary (pre-K through second
grade): eastern bluebird by Aleena
Huang, 7, of Duluth.
* Elementary (third through fifth
grades): painted bunting by Alexis
Tan, 9, of Duluth.
* High school (ninth through 12th
grades): rose-breasted grosbeak by
Leonardo Maduro-Salvarrey, 18, of
Find it this month!
Gov. Nathan Deal unveils the cover of the
2018 Georgia travel guide, featuring country
musician Jason Aldean.
he official 2018 state travel guide
features country musician Jason
Aldean, who hails from Macon.
The guide to Georgia's tourism destinations features trip ideas and lists
of attractions, accommodations and
"Being from Georgia is something I'm really proud of," says Aldean, the 2017 and 2018 Academy
of Country Music Entertainer of the
Year. "A lot of my influences as an
artist come from its musical history,
and it will always be a big part of
who I am."
Copies of the free guides can be
obtained at the state's 12 visitor information centers, online at explore
georgia.org or by calling (800) 8474842.
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