NJ Conservation Annual Poster Contest DEADLINE EXTENDED!
The New Jersey Conservation Poster Contest is an annual contest, sponsored by the NJ Department of Agriculture, the NJ Association of Conservation Districts and the Ocean County Soil Conservation District, which aims to promote a better understanding of the connection between natural resources and humans, in a fun and creative way that engages students throughout the state.
The contest is open to all students from grades 2-12, and is categorized according to grade groups. The Ocean County Soil Conservation District will declare a First Place winner for each grade group. One Grand Champion Winner will be selected amongst the First Place winners, and will be awarded a $250 prize toward an environmental project at their school. All First Place winning entries are submitted to the Statewide Competition where they will compete for cash prizes. The First Place prize at the Statewide Competition is $200, Second Place is $100 and Third Place receives $50. To participate, teachers may find information on the Poster Contest Website, or see below for information for the 2015 poster contest. The entry deadline (post-marked) of 4:00pm on March 16 has been extended to March 23, 2015.
2015 Poster Contest
The 2015 NJ Conservation Poster Contest has been announced, and the theme is “Local Heroes – Your Hardworking Pollinators”
You will want to learn all you can about the importance of pollinators. In researching about pollinators you will find a variety of opinions from a variety of sources. Pollinators are important to each citizen. There are many reasons for pollinator decline. We hope that you focus on solutions to increase pollinators and their habitats. Providing accurate information is essential. Find out what pollinators are in your area and see what your community is doing to help them.
You can find resources at your school or public library, science books, local newspapers, nature centers and from the NACD website www.nacdnet.org Stewardship & Education section. Get guidance from your teacher or parents to find information on the internet about Local Heroes – Your Hardworking Pollinators
Winning 2013 Entries “Where Does your Water Shed?”