This article is sponsored by Dawn Dish Soap.
I’ve been a Dawn Wildlife Ambassador for about six months or so. I’ve loved working on this campaign with Dawn for many reasons: it’s different from what I usually do which is a nice change, the people who are part of it are passionate about what they do, and gaining insight into all they do to help animals is inspiring. And now they’ve launched a contest for Chicago schools so that kids can get a first-hand look, too!
Shedd Aquarium and Dawn have launched a special contest to encourage young learners to take action for animals! The winners will get a behind-the-scenes tour at Shedd Aquarium, whose experts travel the globe to rescue, rehabilitate, release and re-home animals in need.
All Chicago-area schools are able to enter a contest that will run for 11 weeks, beginning January 17th. Teachers and students will submit video entries to demonstrate their exemplary efforts in the appreciation of wildlife conservancy and answer simple questions about why preserving wildlife is important. The grand prize class winner will receive a special behind the scenes trip to visit Dawn Wildlife partner Shedd Aquarium to learn more about animal care and conservation, including protecting and rehabilitating aquatic animals.
These are the things I think about every time I add a few drops to the water in my kitchen sink. A recent press release for the contest says this about Dawn:
Independent studies have proven Dawn Dish Soap to be the most effective dishwashing detergent for cleaning oiled animals, heralded because it removes tough grease while being gentle on animals’ delicate skin and feathers. As such, Dawn is the only dishwashing brand trusted by wildlife rescue experts for decades. Since 2006, Dawn has donated more than 100,000 bottles of dishwashing liquid and financial support to its wildlife partners, International Bird Rescue and The Marine Mammal Center. These donations have helped these organizations clean more than 75,000 marine animals in the United States.
It’s an incredible thing that this product I use in my own kitchen – one that I’ve used for years – is the same one that wildlife rescue experts use. I can’t wait to hear about the experiences the students have with Shedd Aquarium and I only wish my daughters could experience it!
If you’re a teacher or administrator in the Chicago area, you can find out more information on the contest at the Shedd Aquarium website.