West Greeley Conservation District invites 6th grade science and art teachers throughout our District service area to encourage their students to use the curriculum support tools provided to educators nationwide to help facilitate participation in our annual Conservation POSTER CONTEST.
This year’s theme is packed with meaningful lessons about the importance of pollinators to growing and harvesting food. All School Districts, charter schools and Home School families within the West Greeley service area are welcome to use our STEM materials to aid their students, without a great deal of additional work, to learn about Pollinators!
The judging will take place mid-October and the top three student artists whose work is selected by the committee will be notified (through their teacher) before the end of October. A representative will visit the school to recognize the youth for their accomplishment in designing a meaningful poster following all the provided rules. The top three will be awarded a cash prize and the 1st place winner’s work will be submitted to the State CACD judging the end of November.
See the Instructions/Entry form for more details. Please use whatever resources work best for you and your students 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 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. Learning about the importance of Pollinators proves to be interesting to ALL ages. This is an opportunity for the students to learn more about Honey Bees and the importance of all pollinators in general, and to shine by creating a beautiful poster sharing what they have learned about Pollinators, especially the most dominate pollinator – the Honey Bee. We supply all the resource tools you need to keep this teaching/learning adventure simple and aligned with state standards. We look forward to hearing your creative ideas to generate participation during a time when students are engaged in virtual learning and/or homeschooling, as well as being in a classroom. You are welcome to call or email me with any questions.