Robert Bateman Get to Know Contest Launch

The premier launch event for the 2010 Robert Bateman Get to Know Contest took place at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, ON, on Earth Day, April 22, 2010.

 

One entry from the art competition will be chosen as the image that will be used on the 2011 Canadian Youth Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp produced by Wildlife Habitat Canada.  A separate grant program, dedicated to youth and wildlife conservation, will be established based on the sale of the youth stamp.

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Alan Bateman and Family                                            Photo: Martin Lipman

As part of the Get to Know Contest Launch, a special tree planting and dedication took place on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of Nature in honour of renowned Canadian Artist, Robert Bateman and the 10th Anniversary of the Robert Bateman Get to Know Contest.  Robert Bateman’s son, Alan and his family took part in the tree dedication as well as meeting with students from the Robert Bateman Public School, in Ottawa.

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Alan Bateman unveiling the dedication plaque      Photo: Martin Lipman

 

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Wording of Dedication Plaque                                                Photo: Martin Lipman

 

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Alan Bateman with Get to Know Contest Partners / Photo: Martin Lipman

From left to right:  Ruth Catana ( Nature Canada),  Joanne DiCosimo (Canadian Museum of Nature)

Len Ugarenko (Wildlife Habitat Canada), Alan Bateman

 

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Get to Know Contest Participants from the Robert Bateman Public School,

Osgoode High School and Lisgar High School                      Photo: Martin Lipman

 

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Alan Bateman sketching with Robert Bateman Public School Students / Photo: Julia Longpre

 

For more information about the Robert Bateman Get to Know Contest please visit, http://www.gettoknow.ca/ca/contest/ .  Information on the 2010 Canadian Youth Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp can be found here.