Help deck the halls at Shedd Aquarium by making a holiday wreath of 100% recycled and recyclable materials that celebrates the theme Water Wellness. How does protecting our waterways, conserving resources and responsibly enjoying the environment promote water wellness? Classroom wreaths will be hung around the Caribbean Reef exhibit and other areas throughout the holiday season.
Voting is now closed for the "Online Fan Favorite" category, but we encourage you to visit our Facebook album to enjoy the creativity of our classroom partners!
Follow our Wreath-Cycled Educator Checklist and learn how you can incorporate the wreath challenge into your curriculum.
Consult our wreath guidelines and approved recycled materials list.
Join Wreath-Cycled and submit your Water Wellness essay here.
Find out the winning categories that Chicagoland classrooms and homeschool groups will be eligible for.
2016 Winning Wreaths
Lovett Elementary School, Pre-K–Grade 2, Ms. Ramirez's class
Mark Twain Elementary School, Grades 3–5, Ms. Pantos' class
Wirt-Emerson Visual and Performing Arts High Ability Academy, Grades 6–8, Mr. Settle's class
Jefferson High School, Grades 9–12, Mr. Stenberg's class
One Hope United School, Pre-K–Grade 2, Ms. Jeanette's class
Saint John Berchmans, Grades 3-5, Ms. Engle's class
Indian Trail Middle School, Grades 6–8, Ms. Kowynia's class
Lincoln Park High School, Grades 10–12, Mr. Hill's class
Best educational message:
Sonnets Academy, Pre-K–Grade 2, Ms. Ray's class
Galileo Academy, Grades 3–5, Ms. Economou's class
John Barry School, Grades 6–8, Ms. Maciejewski's class
Lincoln Park High School, Grades 9–12, Ms. Smith's class
One of the fan favorites was selected by visitors to Shedd Aquarium and the other by online voting.
On-Site Fan Favorite: Paul Revere Primary School, Grade 2, Ms. Hull's class
Online Fan Favorite: Bright Horizons at Kemper Lakes, Pre-K, Ms. Leonard and Ms. Smith's class