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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 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 in August or early September if you are interested.

2023 Theme


This year's conservation theme is One Water. Our class presentation will lead students in an investigation of watersheds: where does our water come from, and how do we impact our upstream and downstream neighbors? 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.

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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

2022 Winners

2021 Winners

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