Several students from Tamar Valley Steiner School have had their art selected for the 2022 Ecological Society of Australia's Annual Calendar.
For International Threatened Species Day, the Ecological Society of Australia asked four primary schools across Australia to illustrate some of the threatened species in their region.
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Tamar Valley Steiner School was the only Tasmanian school selected for the project, with teacher Caroline Hall's class taking up the challenge.
Each student in the class chose an endangered animal to draw and research, with the eye-catching works featured on the Ecological Society's Facebook page.
Teacher Caroline Hall said environmentalism and the natural world was a strong thread throughout Steiner education, with artistic expression also being encouraged frequently.
"Children have a natural interest in the natural world and the wider world, and I think the curriculum supports that," she said.
"The curriculum is really deep and rich and interconnected in that way."
The project was welcomed by students who rose to the challenge of identifying and researching an endangered animal, with Atticus McNaught, Gracie Bidwell, Nina Bauer and Eden Willmott having their artwork selected for the 2022 calendar.
Eden Willmot, 10, drew a Great White Shark and said that many people were scared of sharks and thought they should be hunted- despite being endangered.
"People think they're dangerous but there's only five to 10 shark attacks a year," he said.
The project encouraged student Gracie, 9, to fundraise for raptors after learning about the Goshawk for her drawing.
"I've started a Save Raptors Club and I've raised $180." she said.
Ms Hall said she was very proud of her students, and said the class had learnt a lot about the importance of protecting the habitats of native animals.
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