SLV 5th & 6th-grade
Conservation Poster Contest


In partnership with San Luis Valley conservation districts, the NACD (National Association of Conservation Districts) hosts an annual poster contest for 5th and 6th graders. Students learn about a unique conservation topic and submit an original piece of art to their local conservation district with the possibility of advancing to the state and national level. Each year a conservation theme is chosen from a rotation of water, soil, habitats, and forestry.

RGWCEI provides interactive presentations for classrooms and online learners, giving background knowledge on the topic, and conveying contest details. Our presentations are aligned with 5th & 6th Colorado life science standards with connections to local conservation efforts. We also provide additional learning resources, entry forms, and poster boards for all participants. The entry deadline is typically mid-October; contact in August or early September if you are interested.

2021 Theme


This year's conservation theme is Healthy Forests/Healthy Communities. Our class presentation will lead students in an investigation of what makes a healthy forest and what benefits trees provide to communities.  We have linked everything included in the in-person class presentation for a virtual learning option. The deadline is Oct 14th, 2021, and entry forms must be signed by a parent or guardian and taped to the back of the poster. Poster pick-up and drop-off can be coordinated anywhere in the San Luis Valley.

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Entry Form
Brainstorming Worksheet
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Posters are judged by local conservation district members, winners advance to the state level and judged at the CACD (Colorado Association of Conservation Districts) conference in November

2020 Winners