Artists wanted for Arbor Day posters

February 2, 2010

By Staff

The state Department of Natural Resources, the National Arbor Day Foundation and Puget Sound Energy are asking fifth-grade students to submit posters for an Arbor Day competition.Students are asked to design public-service posters that correspond to the theme, “Trees are terrific…and Energy Wise!”

The poster needs to correlate with the state and federal education standards and curriculum guidebook of the same title. The guidebook provides all of the necessary information, classroom exercises and assessment guidelines needed to educate students about the benefits of trees, and their inherent value in the production and conservation of energy.

Once students experience the coursework, they have the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts by creating an interpretive poster and participating in the contest.

The state winner will receive a $100 savings bond, special recognition at the state Arbor Day event and an ice cream party for his or her class. The state finalist will also move on to the national competition. Students who place second or third in the state competition will receive a $50 savings bond.

Entries are due March 5, so the winner and his or her poster can be celebrated at the state’s Arbor Day festivities April 4.

Fifth-grade teachers and home-schoolers in Washington can find the curriculum guidebook and poster contest rules online at www.arborday.org/kids/postercontest/index.cfm.

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