2021 Conservation Poster Contest Theme
Trees are a big part of the resources we use every day. Trees and plants give us clean air and water. Trees and their roots help keep soil where it belongs. Trees give us wood to build our homes. We depend upon trees every day. Forests are one of the most vital ecosystems to human life. They are alive and working 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We aren’t the only ones that need trees. Animals need trees too. Arboreal animals are animals that spend most of their time in trees, such as squirrels, bats, birds, monkeys, snakes and frogs. Native wildlife is becoming decimated by lack of food, plant species are disappearing and local industry has been impacted due to declining tree populations. Providing accurate information is essential. Find out what trees grow in your area, and see what your community is doing to help them. You will find a variety of opinions from a variety of sources about how to best care for our trees.
The New Jersey Conservation Poster Contest is open to all students in grades 2-12 and students compete in grade categories. Local Soil Conservation District prizes may also be awarded!
CASH PRIZES for the NJ Statewide competition are awarded by the NJ Association of Conservation Districts
1st Place: $200
2nd Place: $100
3rd Place: $50
Did You Know...
The NJ Department of Agriculture, the NJ Association of Conservation Districts and your local Soil Conservation District
Create an Effective Poster
The National Association of Conservation Districts (www.nacdnet.org) provides links to assist with creating posters. Click on the “Stewardship & Education” tab and find “Poster Contest” under “Contests” for an overview of the theme, and for tips on what makes a good poster and the National Visual Arts Standards.
You can find resources at your school or public library, science books, local newspapers, nature centers and from the Stewardship & Education section on the NACD website. Get guidance from your teacher or parents to find information on the Internet.
2021 Web Resources