Attention local garden clubs, teachers, collaborators, and USDA Forest Service employees! Here is what you and your students can do to help the environment: We're inviting 1st through 5th grade students to demonstrate through original drawings of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl their understanding of fire prevention and basic environmental conservation principles.
Woodsy Owl is America's icon for the conservation of the environment. Since 1971, Woodsy has been helping parents and teachers inspire children to observe, explore, and care for the environment. He challenges children to "Lend a HandCare for the Land!"
Woodsy Owl encourages children to join him by taking an active role in caring for the land through recycling, reusing, and reducing waste; planting and caring for trees; using resources wisely (such as not wasting water or electricity); not littering; and generally caring for the planet we live on.
The Grand Prize National Poster Contest Winner will win a free round trip airfare and accommodations for four to Washington, DC. A $100 U.S. Savings Bond will also be awarded to the First Place National Winners from each grade level.
Download complete rules and application here. Posters should be submitted to your District Chair by December 1 and then to State Chairman on or before January 15. Click on your district to access a sheet of labels. One label should be affixed to the back of each poster. Complete the required information before submitting posted to your District SBWO Chairman. Here are some helpful Poster Tips.
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