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2013 Sense of Wonder Finalists

EPA's Aging Initiative, Generations United, and the Rachel Carson Council, Inc., the Dance Exchange and the National Center for Creative Aging are pleased to present the finalists for the annual intergenerational dance, photo, essay, and poetry Sense of Wonder contest. All entries were created by a multi-generational team. You are invited to cast your ballot for your favorite entry, only one, in each of the categories.

PHOTOS
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Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Herbert, Age 90;
Liam, Age 4
Sandra, Age 51;
Wade, Age 14

Cassie, Age 14;
Rick, Age 58

Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Audrey, Age 15;
Deborah, Age 48

Katherine, Age 15;
Candy, Age 43

Katherine, Age 15;
Janet, Age 49
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Kaiyue, Age 23;
Jiacai, Age 72
Amy, Age 17;
Xi, Age 43
Talbot, Age 15;
Daniel, Age 50
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Brandon, Age 15;
Daniel, Age 36
Mira, Age 15;
David, Age 49
Allan, Age 67;
Alex, Age 5
Previous Winners

2013 Contest

2012 Contest

2011 Contest

2010 Contest

2009 Contest

2008 Contest

2007 Contest

ESSAYS
Title
A Place of Happiness - Sarah, Age 18, and Liz, Age 30
Cheyenne Mountain - Brady, Age 17, and Liz, Age 30
Earth's Natural Beauty - Melissa, Age 14 and Terrance, Age 49
Forever Changed - Olivia, Age 18 and Liz, Age 30
High in the Sky - Samantha, Age 18 and Elizabeth, Age 30
My Dark Visitor - Samantha, Age 16 and Liz, Age 30
Nature: From Past to Present - Jake, Age 16, and Molly, Age 54
She Flew Away - Emily, Age 13 and Suretta, Age 67
Up North Tomahawk - Alex, Age 19 and Liz, Age 30
The Will of Nature - Grant, Age 17, and Patrick, Age 45
Wonder of the Forest - Tiffany, Age 17, and Christiana, Age 29

SONGS
Title
Wonder of Nature - Nia, Age 11 and Jameese, Age 45
Me and You - Ella, Age 12 and Gabriella, Age 46 

POETRY
Title
Across the Pond - Cole, Age 16 and Sherry, Age 71
Below the Surface - Niki, Age 18 and Anne, Age 54
Birds - Lisa, Age 49 and Participants from Adult Day Center (Ages 59-77)
But Dad - Sophia, Age 14 and Richard, Age 44
The Cabin - Kacey, Age
Fission - Cole, Age 18 and Penny, Age 50
I Cannot Swim in a Plastic Ocean - Rachel, Age 13 and Gillilan, Age 51
My Dark Visitor - Samantha, Age 16 and Liz, Age 30
Midnight Solitude - Brenda, Age 18 and Liz, Age 30
Redwood Forest - Madeline, Age 17 and Liz, Age 30
River - Kayleigh, Age 15 and Dawn, Age 57
Sand - Michael, Age 10, Michele, Age 42, and Donna, Age 65
Sense of Nature - Morgan, Age 18 and James, Age 57

MIXED MEDIA
Title
Dreaming about Legacy – Davey, Age 28 and Peter, Age 64
Sound of Silence - Ashwin, Age 17; Rosemary, Age 70 and Kim, Age 39
When My Baby Met the Morning Sun - Suchi, Age 49 and Chris, Age 7
Note to Self - Bobbi, Age 50 and Kathryn, Age 24
Connecting to Nature - Elise, Age 80, Ava, Age 12 and Franklin, Age 9

DANCE
Title
Down Memory Lane - Mayah, Age 4; Katie, Age 20; and Bea, Age 85
Pure Earth - Melissa ("Misha"); Age 34; Rebecca, Age 21; Donna, Age 46; and team
She Dreams of Nature - Madeleine, Age 15; Claire, Age 14; Oksana, Age 17; Laura, Age 15, Alex, Age 28, and Nicholas, Age 24
Song of the Whooping Crane - Sharon, Age 62 and her 2nd Grade class

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