5th & 6th-grade
Conservation Poster Contest

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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 resources, 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 hannah@rgwcei.org in August or early September if you are interested.

2022 Theme

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This year's conservation theme is Healthy Soil, Healthy Life. Our class presentation will lead students in an investigation of soil: what are the characteristics of healthy soil, how does it benefit our lives and environment, and how do people use science to create healthier ecosystems (from the ground up!)? We'll share additional resources with teachers. Links and form copies can be found below. The deadline is Mid October (the exact date can be set on a school-by-school basis), and entry forms must be signed by a parent or guardian and taped to the back of the poster.

Presentation and Activity Page (coming soon)
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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

2021 Winners

1st Place
1st Place

created by Sydney, from Conejos Conservation District (Centauri Middle School)

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2nd Place
2nd Place

2nd place- created by Angelia, from Conejos Conservation District (Centauri Middle School)

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5th Place
5th Place

created by Kandra from Center Conservation District. (Moffat School)

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1st Place
1st Place

created by Sydney, from Conejos Conservation District (Centauri Middle School)

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