Celebrate the Gulf Drawings

Dozens of kids added their drawings to the project on March 31st at the Celebrate the Gulf Festival in Pass Christian, Mississippi.  The youngest  -- barely walking  -- were just happy to play with crayons and markers.  The pre-school age kids were prompted to draw what they love the most about the Gulf, the ocean, the beach.  Elementary and Middle School age kids were asked to remember back to the oil spill and draw what they hoped to see or do in the Gulf as it recovered from the oil spill. Many thanks to all the kids who contributed their drawings to the project and made our table cloth AWESOME!, all the relatives and friends who waited patiently for the artists to finish their work, and the folks at Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve for letting Children of the Spills be a part of this event.

Here are a few of the drawings.  The other half can be seen here.

"I want everybody to enjoy the beach the way it should be." - Lexi

"Fishes, sand dollars, turtles eating seaweed, and octopuses in the ocean.  Me and my family in the sand." - Abigail Grace

"I hope no more little animals die and all animals are safe.  I hope little fishes don't die anymore!" - Tristan

"I love dolphins" - Bella


"The Gulf is a place where you see sea creatures and some fisherman catch them this will decrease the wildlife." - Chelsie

"I hope ... that another oil spill doesn't happen! Make the world a better place! (:" - Allyson Claire

"Please no trash in my beach!" - Taya

"I love the ocean because it has star fish." - Sara

"Swordfish jumping by the bridge" - Ashlyn

"I hope thar will be more fish!!." - Liora


"Octapes is blending in the coral watching the fish swim by." - Claire

"Dolphin" - Grace

"No oil please!!" - DeShawn

"This shark is doing fine in the water" - Caroline

Heaven Lee