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Art focuses on species

Teachers are encouraged to have their students participate in the annual art contest celebrating Endangered Species Day, May 17. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and numerous conservation organizations will recognize conservation efforts across the nation aimed at helping America’s imperiled species.

One grand-prize winner will get his or her name engraved on a special trophy and receive a round-trip flight to Washington, D.C., to attend a reception in May. For more information, including judging criteria and an entry form, visit www.endangeredspeciesday.org/.

Free day at botanic gardens

Experience the beauty of Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield’s wintry landscape for free on March 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., thanks to funding provided by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. The gardens are at 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, just south of C-470 on Wadsworth Boulevard.

Time to think summer camp

South Suburban Park and Recreation District’s Summer Camps are now available for online registration at www.sspr.org. Browse from more than 200 themed day camps, including sports, art, nature, golf and more.

A brochure is also available at most South Suburban recreation centers and golf courses, as well as at South Suburban’s Family Sports Center.

I-25 info on CDOT app

The Colorado Department of Transportation launched information abouto the Interstate 25 corridor on CDOT Mobile, a free Smartphone mobile application. CDOT Mobile provides real-time information about highway conditions and traffic information.

The interface provides speeds, road conditions, road closures, construction activities and feeds from CDOT’s closed circuit television cameras for the I-25 corridor between Colorado Springs to the south and E-470 to the north. It also allows travelers to select and save their “favorites,” providing ready access to travel times for their regular commuting route.

Information that is available on COtrip.org such as speeds, cameras and road conditions for the entire state is accessible in the CDOT Mobile map.

To download CDOT Mobile, text “CDOT” to 25827, go to www.cotrip.mobi or search CDOT Mobile in your App Store. To access the I-25 interface just scroll down and click on the “Check Out I-25” bar.