The 2020 theme is “Trees Are Terrific…in Many Wonderful Ways!”
To celebrate Arbor Day in the First State, the Delaware Forest Service is once again holding its annual “Arbor Day School Poster Contest” for students in grades K to 5 from all Delaware public, private, home school, after-school, and other organized youth groups. Winning posters will be selected from each of the three counties in the following categories: kindergarten, grades 1 and 2, grades 3 and 4, and grade 5. The twelve winners will be recognized at the annual Statewide Arbor Day Celebration hosted by Governor Carney! A tree planting ceremony will also be scheduled at each winner’s school to celebrate Arbor Day.
The poster contest is designed to increase student knowledge about forests and forest resources. For teachers, the poster contest can be an ideal way for students to learn more about the role of trees in our communities and their direct impact on Delawareans’ health and well-being. The schoolyard is a perfect setting to incorporate the role of trees into your everyday curriculum. Trees not only provide beauty, shade, and habitat and food for wildlife, they also improve air quality, muffle noise, moderate air temperatures, filter runoff into streams and rivers, and reduce energy consumption.
“Trees Are Terrific…in Many Wonderful Ways!”
Posters will be judged on originality, use of theme, neatness, and artistic expression.
Teachers can access the shared google folder for the 2020 Poster Guidelines and Rules, Curriculum Guide and additional resources at https://tinyurl.com/rzzagf6
All participating classes will receive free loblolly pine seedlings delivered to their schools, just in time to celebrate Arbor Day!
REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE AND RECEIVE FREE SEEDLINGS
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
- Deadline to register and reserve free seedlings: March 9
- Deadline to submit posters for state contest: April 1
- Arbor Day in Delaware: April 24
- Seedling delivery: mid-April
Ellie Merrick, a fifth-grader at Southern Delaware School of the Arts in Selbyville, was the overall State Winner of the Delaware Forest Service’s 2019 Arbor Day School Poster Contest. The 2019 theme was “Trees are Terrific… in Cities and Towns!” — highlighting the benefits of trees in community settings.
Check out the gallery of previous winners:
- View 2019 Arbor Day Contest Winners.
- View 2018 Arbor Day Contest Winners
- View 2017 Arbor Day Contest Winners
- View 2016 Arbor Day Contest Winners
- View 2015 Arbor Day Contest Winners
- View 2014 Arbor Day Contest Winners
For more information, email: Ashley Melvin