The Delaware Forest Service invites educators to participate in the 2013 Arbor Day Poster Contest. This year’s theme, Trees are Terrific…in all Shapes and Sizes! is designed to increase knowledge about the importance of tree diversity in our community forests.
Trees come in all shapes and sizes, producing a vast array of fruits, flowers, leaves, and seeds. A diverse community forest is a healthier forest that attracts a variety of wildlife and is more visually stimulating. Awareness of the difference between tree species helps in selcting the proper tree to plant in a given location based on site conditions, temperature and soil. Increasing student awareness is the first step toward appreciation of a healthy, diverse community forest.
Posters are due on March 28, 2013. Participating in the poster contest is a fun way to celebrate Arbor Day with your students.
Click here for the complete poster rules, guidelines and prizes.
Click here for a classroom guide with ideas to incorporate the theme into your curriculum.
Every class that participates in the Arbor Day Poster Contest will receive free loblolly pine seedlings. Teachers must register for their seedlings by March 8th at http://2013arbordaypostercontest.eventbrite.com
DATES TO REMEMBER
March 8– deadline to register for free seedlings
March 28– poster deadline
April 26– Arbor Day