West Greeley Conservation District (WGCD) invites 6th grade students plus their science and art teachers and parents throughout our District service area to encourage youth to use the curriculum support tools provided to educators nationwide to help facilitate participation in our annual Conservation Poster Contest.
This year’s theme “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities” is packed with meaningful lessons about the importance of trees and forests working 24/7 providing the oxygen in the air we breathe! All school districts, charter schools and Home School families within the WGCD service area are welcome to use our materials to aid their students, without a great deal of additional work, to learn more about trees – these complex powerhouses we depend on to survive!
The judging will take place in early-October and the top three student artists whose work is selected by the committee will be notified (through their teacher, principal or home school association) before the end of October. A representative will visit their school to recognize the youth for their accomplishment in designing a meaningful poster following all the provided rules and highlighting the importance of TREES. Our local top three youth will be recognized at the WGCD’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 4th at the Double Tree at Lincoln Park in Downtown Greeley. The top three artists will be awarded a cash prize and the 1st place art winner’s work will be submitted to the State CACD judging the end of November.
Please follow all the Instructions on the Entry form to be eligible. Use whatever resources work best for your learning adventure to create original artwork. And please make sure your students are aware of the national rules if you want your participants to be able to compete at the state and national level. When I visit the three top artists to present their award checks and take their photo with their poster, I will provide the national entry form to be filled out and signed by their parent(s).
Everyone enjoys the poster contest each year and as always, we want the teachers to know how much we appreciate the time and effort they put into the education piece of this contest with support from their district leadership. Learning about the importance of trees and forests is interesting for ALL ages.
This is an opportunity for the 6th grade students to shine by creating a beautiful poster sharing what they have learned about trees and their importance in our ecosystem, after all every living thing needs oxygen to survive. We supply the learning resource tools that align with Earth Science state standards. We look forward to seeing your students creative ideas.