Welcome to the Wildlife Youth Art Gallery of Newtown, PA
Students attend various schools in the Council Rock District in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and are 8-18 years old. These talented artists have created works around a theme of saving Wildlife. To donate to their cause please visit:
Gorilla by Nicole M.
Gorillas are vulnerable to climate change because they are confined to a very small range surrounded by human settlements, so they can’t move elsewhere if their habitat changes due to global warming.
Tip to help slow climate change: Stop buying bottled water! Plastic water bottles are becoming the leading post-consumer waste product. Even if they are recyclable, it takes energy to make them and energy to recycle them. Invest in a reusable refillable water bottle. It will pay for itself in the long run.
Snow Leopard by Grace P.
The Snow Leopard is susceptible to indirect impacts of climate change, such as habitat encroachment by humans as a result of changing conditions in the region.
Tip to help slow global warming: Go Vegan! The meat industry is a leading cause of CO2 omissions. Eating less meat and dairy allows less transportation of animals, less care needed for animals, and less toxic gas released by animals into the atmosphere. Methane introduced into the air contributes to global warming. Thanks to our carnivorous diet and the billion-dollar meat industry, the amount of cows breathing out methane is a huge contributor. If society would switch to a plant based diet, growing plants would not only feed more people a healthier diet, but the growing plants help clean our air.
Alaskan Caribou by Chris R.
Caribou are always on the move -- it’s not uncommon for them to travel long distances in search of adequate food. But as temperatures increase and wildfires burn hotter and longer in Alaska, it could considerably change the caribou’s habitat and winter food sources.
Tip to help slow global warming: Replace Disposable items with reusable / refillable ones (i.e., razor, food storage, batteries, ink cartridges, coffee filters, furnace or air conditioner filters, etc.).
Bald Eagle by Nolan R.
A recent study found that Bald Eagles are already being impacted by climate change. The study examined the nesting habits of Bald Eagles along Michigan's shorelines and rivers, observing that as temperatures rise and ice on the Great Lakes declines, the birds are nesting earlier and earlier. Since 1961, when the Bald Eagles of Michigan were first studied, the birds' nesting has shifted six weeks earlier, from mid-June to early May. With decreased ice cover, the birds are able to access foraging areas earlier, which the researchers believe may be leading to earlier nesting.
Tip to help slow global warming: Speak up! What’s the single biggest way you can make an impact on global climate change? Talk to your friends and family, and make sure your representatives are making good decisions. By voicing your concerns—via social media or, better yet, directly to your elected officials—you send a message that you care about the warming world. Encourage Congress to enact new laws that limit carbon emissions and require polluters to pay for the emissions they produce. To watch our students being recognized in the House of Representatives by Brian Fitzpatrick for using art to raise awareness about climate change click here: https://youtu.be/XENwBlpv6d8
Coral by Olivia R.
This reef-building animal is in decline almost everywhere, for a combination of reasons, including warming waters—coral are sensitive to changes in ocean temperature. When coral disappears, it also becomes a problem for smaller marine species.
Tip to slow global warming: Shop smarter! Buy locally grown produce. Most food in the nation travels over 1,200 miles to reach your home. Locally grown food reduces energy waste and carbon dioxide emissions. Buy fresh food rather than frozen. Frozen food utilizes ten times the energy to create than fresh food. Purchase products made of recycled materials and products that have little packaging. A surprising amount of energy is wasted simply in the creation of excess packaging. If available, instead of buying processed food, bring your own bags and containers and buy from the bulk and produce sections of the grocery store.
Giant Panda by Abby S.
Giant Panda by Abby S. Pandas are vulnerable to climate change because they have a very specialized diet. Pandas feed almost exclusively on bamboo plants. The pandas will be in grave danger if their bamboo were to disappear.
Tip to slow global warming: Maintain your car & avoid high speeds. Keep tires properly inflated. Under-inflated tires decrease fuel economy by up to one mile per gallon. This will eliminate up to 250 lbs. a year of CO2 emissions and save hundreds of dollars in gasoline. Having a vehicle’s engine tuned regularly and replacing dirty filters also improves fuel economy. Reducing high speeds will cut down on fuel usage. While driving on the highway, for example, reducing speed from 65 mph to 60 mph reduces fuel consumption by 10 percent.
Sea Turtle by Erin S.
Sea Turtle by Erin S. Sea turtles are vulnerable to climate change because they are very sensitive to temperature changes at all life stages—for example, the sex of baby turtles is determined by the temperature of the sand the eggs are laid in.
Tip help to slow global warming: Turn down your hot water heater and keep dryer lint pipe clean. Instead of heating hot water only to mix it with cold water for an acceptable temperature turn down the setting on the water heater. While you are at it make sure that the water heater and hot water pipers are properly insulated. Also, wash laundry in cold or warm water instead of hot. Make sure the lint pipe from your dryer is clear. A clogged lint pipe will make your dryer inefficient! You will save natural gas and money.
Tiger Cub Gabi S.
Tiger Cub by Gabi S. Tigers are vulnerable to climate change or any change in their habitat due to their very small population size.
Tip to slow global warming: Use fabric reusable shopping bags. Not only do you avoid using plastic bags, but you can carry more and not worry about the bags breaking when you go grocery shopping. Reuse any plastic shopping bags that you do still have. Reusing shopping bags alleviates waste of a product and waste of energy to recreate new bags.
African Elephant by Katie S.
African Elephant by Katie S. Elephants are vulnerable to climate change because they need 40-80 gallons of fresh water a day.
Tip to help slow global warming: Donate your old clothes to charity including the ones you think no one would want. With GreenDrop, heavily worn or damaged donated products are recycled and broken down for their cotton, silk, polyester, and other fibers, which are used to manufacture new goods. In fact, that shirt you are wearing or computer you are using could be made in part from donated recycled American products that have been saved from landfills. By Donating not only do you make a charitable donation, but you make a difference for the environment - by extending the life of unwanted items to individuals in need.
Adelie Penguin by Violet S.
These Antarctic birds mostly live on tiny crustaceans called krill. Krill live on the undersides of ice sheets, where they find refuge and algae as food. But as Antarctic sea ice retreats, krill populations are falling—meaning that the penguins have to migrate farther to find food. Spending a lot more energy to find food makes penguins less successful at breeding and raising young.
Tip to help slow global warming: There are many ways conserve electricity! Turn off all lights when you leave a room, run your appliances on full loads only, and install motion sensors on outdoor lights. Consider an electric or push mower instead of a gasoline-powered mower to cut your lawn. Turn off unused appliances. Even when electronic devices are turned off, they use energy. Unplugging will save over 1,000 lbs of carbon dioxide and $256 per year. High efficiency appliances can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 500 lbs a year. Appliances endorsed by the Energy Star® use about 30% less electricity than other appliances.
Piping Plover by Anna W.
The piping plover is a shorebird that breeds and nests along the Atlantic Coast, the Great Lakes and the Great Plains. Increased human use of their beach habitats, including intense coastal development, as well as rising sea levels and storm surges associated with climate change threaten the species.
Tip to help slow global warming: Go from rags to riches! Use a kitchen cloth instead of paper towels. Paper towels produce nothing but wasted energy. Think of the factory pollution, as well as the tree consumption. Replace paper napkins with cloth napkins and cut up old towels and t-shirts to use as cleaning rags. With reusable cloth you will save trees and save money at the same time.