Doing their Part; Promoting Conservation with Art!

Posters are a captivating way to tell a story that everyone can understand. Even very young children can use art to raise awareness about the importance of caring for soil, water and other natural resources. In the process of researching the theme and creating their posters, they can also learn the importance of caring for the world around them.

Congratulations to our 2017 “Healthy Soils are Full of Life” poster contest winners: 1st place - Giovanni Fisher (K-1), Zachery Smeal (2-3), Lorah Biederman (4-6) and Samantha Apanasewiez (7-9); 2nd place - Ravon Frisco (K-1), Charity Lehman (2-3), Bryanna Huff (4-6) and Julie Le-Quay (7-9).

The winning students and their families celebrated with a pizza party at the Cuyahoga SWCD office. The 1st prize posters were also submitted to the state competition. Students used a variety of mediums to create posters that promoted a conservation message about the importance of soils.

The 2018 NACD poster contest topic will beWatersheds: Our Water, Our Home. All Cuyahoga County students (public, private and home schooled) in grades K-12 are eligible and encouraged to participate. District winners will be sent to the state level for judging. National winners receive monetary prizes. Details and deadlines for the 2018 contest will be announced soon at cuyahogaswcd.org. For more information about our the annual NACD poster contest contact me at 216/524-6580, ext. 1006 or jzevenbergen@cuyahogaswcd.org.

Blog author: Jacki Zevenbergen, Stormwater Educator

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