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2017 Arbor Day Poster Contest and Annual Free Seedling Giveaway
Mon, Jan 23, 2017, 1:00 PM – Fri, Mar 31, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
Trees are Terrific...from Acorn to Oak!
The Delaware Forest Service invites all public and private schools, grades K-5 to participate in the
2017 Arbor Day Poster Contest and Annual Free Seedling Giveway.
The annual Arbor Day Poster Contest is designed to increase knowledge about forests and forest resources. The poster contest is annual way for your students to learn more abou the role of trees in our state and communities and their direct impact on Delawarians's health and well being. Your schoolyard is a perfect setting to incorporate the role of urban trees into your everyday curriculum. These trees not only provide beauty, shade our streets and schoolyards, create habitat and food for wildlife; they also improve air quality, muffle nosie, moderate air temperatures, filter runof into streams and rivers, and reduce energy consumption.
This year’s theme, “Trees Are Terrific…from Acorn to Oak!” is designed to increase knowledge about the importance and diversity of the oak tree as well as introduce students to the process of tree identification.Oaks have offered us shelter, beauty, and resources, as well as serving as a symbol of strength throughout the history of the United States. Through basic classification skills students will recognize unique characteristics that separate oaks from other trees.
All participating classes will receive free loblolly pine seedlings!
The Arbor Day Poster Contest and the oppurtunty to plant your own pine seedlings is a great extension of these lessons. Use this link to register your class for particpation in the contest and to reserve your seedlings for delivery in April.
Please register by classroom and only select ONE ticket to do so. Later in the registration process you will be asked for your student count for seedlings.
If you are interested in programs that are designed to increase TEACHER knowledge in trees and roles of community trees and for grant oppurtunities to make your school more "green," visit www.plt.org
Posters are due March 31, 2017!
Seedlings will be delivered around the third week in April.
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State-wide contest for all k-5 public and private schools, youth groups, scout groups, church groups