The Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a 2017 Poster Contest. The contest is for Cuyahoga County students Kindergarten through 12th grade and the theme is “Healthy Soils Are Full of Life.” Submissions are due to the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District’s office by May 26, 2017. First place posters in each grade band level will be forwarded onto a state contest and finally state winners advance to the national contest where the winners are recognized at the National Association of Conservation District (NACD) Annual Meeting.
Linking art and creative thinking with science, the poster contest provides K-12th grade students the chance to develop and share their thoughts and ideas about natural resource issues. Students are encouraged to use the poster to creatively express their ideas on how conservation improves the environment. Teachers may use this contest to correlate with National Visual Arts standards for all grades and it’s a great way for teachers to instill in their students an appreciation for the environment and an awareness of the need to protect our soil resources.
Topics students may want to research include: what is soil, where do soils come from, what are soils made up of, what lives in soils, soil erosion, soil conservation and your food, why are soils important, soils and human health, food from soils to your spoon, gardening and edible landscaping. The 2017 poster contest is sponsored by the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District, the National Association of Conservation Districts and the NACD Auxiliary. The Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District’s mission is to promote the conservation of land and aquatic resources in a developed environment through stewardship initiatives, education programs, and technical assistance.
Click here for the entry form and flier.