Soil & Water sponsors poster and essay contest
Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)
announces an exciting opportunity for youth during the month of March.
The SWCD is hosting two conservation contests, a poster contest and an
essay contest. Both contests are centered around the theme “Forests
for People.” Each has a $25 first-place prize, $15 second-place
prize, and $10 third-place prize. The contests will be judged by the
local SWCD board. Deadline is March 30.
The poster contest is for any youth between 5th and 6th grade. Posters
should be related to a class assigned activity or an individual
experience. The poster must express the theme “Forests for People.”
The essay contest is for youth, ages 5th – 12th grade. The judging of
the essay will be divided into age groups: elementary division, 5th -
6th grade; junior division, 7th – 9th grade; and senior division, 10th
– 12th grade. For the essay, youth will need to include their own
experiences to bring that personal touch to their essay and explain
what they see in their mind’s eye to make sure we always have healthy
For additional educational material, visit the Minnesota Association
of Soil and Water Conservation District’s website at www.maswcd.org
and click on Youth Education and the National Association of
Conservation Districts website at www.nacdnet.org and click on
Stewardship & Education, then Education Resources. For more
information about the contest, contact the SWCD office at
(218)-387-3647 or on the website: www.cookswcd.org.
This project was funded in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act, by
NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource management, in conjunction
with Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program.