Calling All Fourth And Fifth Grade Artists – The WV Division Of Forestry Wants Your Poster Art!

Charleston, WV – Know a talented fourth or fifth grade artist? The West Virginia Division of Forestry is asking fourth and fifth graders throughout the state to submit their best art for the 2012 Arbor Day Poster contest. This year’s theme is “Where Do I Belong?”

Andy Sheetz with the Division of Forestry says this year’s theme is all about planting the right tree in the right place. Through the project, he says kids can have fun while they learn not only about the variety of trees found in the state, but also what trees grow best in what type of environment. There is also a 15 page activity guide for teachers to use in the classroom.

The contest is open to public, private and home schooled kids. Winning students will receive a $50.00 US Savings Bond from the West Virginia Forestry Association. An awards ceremony will be held at the winner’s school and a tree will be planted in their honor. You can find the contest rules, activity guide and other information at Submissions will be accepted through March 1st, 2012.

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Heather Niday

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