Young artists depict endangered plants

Monday, January 14, 2013

Art in the employ of science is what botanical illustration is all about. The pre-K through 5th graders who participated in this year’s Fairchild Challenge learned about South Florida’s endangered plants by drawing them. I peeked at the display last week and found a wonderful colorful interpretation of nature that could grace a museum. Take a look at some of the work.




Ghost orchid, Samantha Tendrich,
grade 3, Leewood K-8.
Fragrant maidenhair, by Ava
Sanjabi, grade 5, Palmetto


A monarch with butterfly weed by Bellany
Abello, grade 5, Summerville Advantage
Sargent's palm, by Noah
Gold, grade 3, Temple
Beth Am.