Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve Signs
Coasts

Kid Signs

Using Art as a Tool for Conservation
Kid designed signs provided by Westview Elementary School 4th graders and posted at Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve. Photo: Nolan Schillerstrom / Audubon
Coasts

Kid Signs

Using Art as a Tool for Conservation

Elementary school students across South Carolina are protecting shorebirds and seabirds by creating their very own beach signs. In the winter, Audubon staff gives presentations about coastal birds to grade school students near SC's coast. The students are then presented with a blank template sign which they draw and color with their favorite shore/seabird and an original catchy slogan.

Teaching at Westview
Audubon staff teaching a group of fourth grade students about the wonders of shorebirds and seabirds. Photo: Matt Johnson / Audubon

These sign designs are then turned in to REAL durable signs that are posted at beach access paths and next to nesting areas!

Keep a look out for kid designed beach signs at a beach near you this summer!

If you are teacher and are interested in this FREE program for your students, please contact our Coastal Program Coordinator.

Help us continue inspiring children to preserve our natural resources. Sponsor a kid designed beach sign this summer. Donate

Just $20 will pay for one child's design to make it to the beach. Sponsor 5 designs donating just $100 and protect a whole beach with kid designed shorebird signs with a donation of $600!

2016 sign printing paid for by Lowcountry RC&D Youth Environmental Education Grant Program.

Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve Sign
One sign from Westview Elementary School posted at Folly Beach - Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve. Photo: Nolan Schillerstrom / Audubon