This year, Nebraska is celebrating National Reptile Awareness Day, which is Oct. 21, 2021, and we’re adding an art contest to the mix.
Any student in grades K-12 is eligible to participate by entering an original piece of artwork, submitted digitally, featuring a native Nebraska reptile. For example, a student that creates a line drawing can then take a photo of their artwork and upload it below. Each student that submits their art along with the submission form will receive a Reptile-ology magazine.
Winners from each grade level will be selected by Game and Parks staff and announced on National Reptile Awareness Day. Entries may be submitted between Sept. 6 and Oct. 18.
Nebraska is home to nearly 30 snake, 10 lizard, and nine turtle species, each with unique characteristics, habits, habitats and food sources. Learn about our native species.Explore reptiles