You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
Poster contest helps teach youngsters about trees
COLLEGE STATION,-- Fourth- and fifth-grade teachers tasked with educating their students about trees and the benefits they provide have a tool to help liven up their lessons -- the 2011 Texas Arbor Day Poster Contest.
A diverse community forest is a healthy community forest, and that’s just the point that the state poster contest is focusing on this year.
Sponsored by the Texas Forest Service and open this year to both fourth- and fifth-grade students, the contest carries the theme “Trees are Terrific in all Shapes and Sizes!” It’s designed to boost students’ environmental stewardship by having them create a community complete with not just trees but the right trees planted in the right places.
Posters may be no longer than 11 inches by 17 inches. The deadline for each school to submit its winning poster is Friday, March 25.
The winning student will receive a $500 savings bond and a yearlong family pass for Texas state parks, as well as a framed copy of his or her poster and an invitation to the Texas Arbor Day ceremony in Pearland on April 29.
The winning teacher will receive a personal iPad and $250 to go toward classroom supplies.
The winning school will receive $250 for environmental books or supplies and a tree planted on the campus as part of an Arbor Day celebration.
For more information, contact Pete Smith at email@example.com or visit http://tamus.pr-optout.com/Url.aspx? 513992x1088404x378196 .
Your Opinions and Comments
Be the first to comment on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
The 411: Youth Archives
Drama Kids summer camp (July 29, 2015)
FISD: registration of new students August 4-6 (July 29, 2015)
Gov. Abbott addresses FFA state convention (July 29, 2015)
Local 4-H’er focuses on fiber (July 29, 2015)
Coastal Bend College sets new student orientation (July 22, 2015)
Dew makes Rensselaer dean’s list (July 22, 2015)
Hernandez graduates from UIW (July 22, 2015)
Register for August Empowerment Camp (July 22, 2015)
River of Life VBS is July 27-31 (July 22, 2015)
SFA names students to honors lists (July 22, 2015)
Woodward is an SFA grad (July 22, 2015)
Annual Boots ’N Shoot event is set (July 15, 2015)
Basketball tourney set (July 15, 2015)
Baylor awards Hill with scholarship (July 15, 2015)
Carpenter named to dean’s list (July 15, 2015)
Evergreen honors three area students (July 15, 2015)
Fall registration under way at Coastal Bend (July 15, 2015)
Free fishing clinics for youth (July 15, 2015)
Kotzur attends youth conference (July 15, 2015)
LV lifters find success at national event (July 15, 2015)
ROTC plans August orientation, drill camp (July 15, 2015)
Stanley makes president’s list (July 15, 2015)
Bell brothers conquer Aviation Challenge (July 8, 2015)
Fish Camp, Prep Days coming soon for LVHS students (July 8, 2015)
Floresville FFA district winners (July 8, 2015)
Floresville FFA teams advance to area (July 8, 2015)
Kosub receives National FFA scholarship (July 8, 2015)
Staudt graduates from UTSA (July 8, 2015)
Texas Lutheran University spring honors list (July 8, 2015)
First Baptist La Vernia VBS (July 1, 2015)
Floresville FFA members receive degrees (July 1, 2015)
Floresville FFA Teams' State Roundup (July 1, 2015)
Grateful American Book Prize list of good reads (July 1, 2015)
La Vernia FFA members receive recognition (July 1, 2015)
La Vernia FFA members receive scholarships (July 1, 2015)
Leadership and friendship in action (July 1, 2015)
Rocket Readers reign in 'Name That Book' competition (July 1, 2015)
TWU names spring grads (July 1, 2015)
UMC Stockdale VBS (July 1, 2015)