White Bear Lake, MN- Wildlife Forever proudly recognizes Bass Pro Shops as the official Title Sponsor for the 2022 International Fish Art Contest. Through art, science and creative writing, youth around the world learn about nature and develop personal connections to the outdoors.
The Fish Art contest engages students in fisheries and aquatic conservation. Through education and self-discovery, students create personal reflections of lessons learned developing a critical foundation to environmental stewardship.
“Today’s students are tomorrow’s conservationists. Thanks to the visionary leadership of our founder Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is proud to be a longstanding partner of Wildlife Forever’s annual Fish Art Contest. It’s our hope this contest inspires young people everywhere to enjoy, love and conserve the great outdoors,” said Bob Ziehmer, Senior Director of Conservation at Bass Pro Shops.
Since 1999, the Art of Conservation Fish Art Contest has engaged tens of thousands of students from around the world. With support from sponsors and state hosted programs, Fish Art allows students of all cultures to learn about fisheries and natural resources.
“The conservation vision of Johnny Morris and his team at Bass Pro Shops, is unparalleled. Their support of the Fish Art Contest has spawned a new generation of stewards that will soon be guiding our nations future and outdoor heritage,” said Pat Conzemius, President and CEO of Wildlife Forever.
Youth in grades K-12th are encouraged to enter now for amazing prizes and national awards. Visit www.FishArt.org for complete details on how to enter!
About Bass Pro Shops®: Bass Pro Shops is North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today the company provides customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more. In 2017 Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela’s to create a “best-of-the-best” experience with superior products, dynamic locations and outstanding customer service. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”
The Art of Conservation®: The Art of Conservation is an internationally recognized suite of programs connecting youth to nature and science through art and self-discovery. The Fish Art Contest® and NEW Songbird Art Contest™ are extension programs that empower conservation education and youth participation through the arts. The award-winning Fish Art Contest has been inspiring youth and teaching aquatic conservation education for 24 years. Support comes from sponsors, state hosts and partners from around the world such as Bass Pro Shops, the USDA Forest Service, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, the International Game Fish Association, National Fish Habitat Partnership, Rep Your Waters and others.
About Wildlife Forever: Our mission is to conserve America’s wildlife heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat and scientific management of fish and wildlife. Wildlife Forever is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to investing resources on the ground. Recent audits reveal that 96% of every dollar supports our award-winning conservation programs. Join Today and learn more about the Art of Conservation® programs, Clean Drain Dry Initiative™ and Prairie City USA® at www.WildlifeForever.org.