Jefferson County Soil & Water Conservation District
Don't forget about the Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest and Conservation Writing Contest. The District can provide educational resources to encourage student participation in the contests! The 2012-13 contest will be on the topic of trees, "Kentucky's Forest: Branching Out." The contest information and pamphlet have gone "green" and will be available to download on September 1st at:
http://www.conservation.ky.gov or http://www.ky.fb.com
Students in grades 1-5 may enter the Art (poster) contest and students in grades 6-12 may enter the Writing (essay) contest. All entries must be submitted to the District for judging by December 1. The top three in each category will be chosen by the District. First place winners will then be judged at regional and state levels. Prizes will be awarded to winners at each level (county, region and state).
The Jefferson County teacher with the County Winner in each contest will receive a $500 environmental education grant from the District!
Congratulations to Nikita Perumal of duPont Manual High School for writing the 2011-12 first-place entry in the statewide Conservation Writing Contest!