NJ Conservation Annual Poster Contest
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 first place prize for this 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 2014 poster contest. Deadline March 20, 2014.
2014 Poster Contest
The 2014 NJ Conservation Poster Contest has been announced, and the theme is “Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil?”
You will want to learn all you can about the importance of soil in your daily life. There is much to learn about soil. Almost all of the minerals and nutrients we need for life, to nurture us, to help us grow, to give us energy and keep us healthy come from fields, gardens, trees and pastures. Every plant, vegetable, or fruit that we eat gets its nutrients from the soil in which it grows. The clothes you wear, the sports fields you play on, the shoes on your feet, the paper you write on, the water you drink all have connections to soil.
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 Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil
Winning 2013 Entries “Where Does your Water Shed?”