Conservation Habits = Healthy Habitats Conservation Poster Contest 2010

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  • Conservation Habits = Healthy HabitatsConservation Poster Contest 2010

  • Name some habitats:What is a habitat?

  • Habitats in your backyard

  • Habitats at your school

  • Habitats in your community

  • ADD PICTURES FROM YOUR COMMUNITYExamples:Animals, parks, schools, etc.

  • What can you do to add or improve habitat areas?

  • How can you provide a habitat?

  • Pollinators Need Habitats

  • Never Litter!


  • 2010 Categories

    Grades K-1 Grades 2-3 Grades 4-6 Grades 7-9 Grades 10-12

  • Design your posters using some of these ideas:Habitat around your homeHabitat at your schoolHabitat in your communityPollinators importance to habitats

    Discuss and share your information with others!

  • For More Information: Contact you Local Conservation District or Contact Jenny Jasper with KACD Conservation Education And Youth Committee at 913-294-3751 EXT 101

  • Poster Ideas

  • What makes a good Poster?Attracts attentionIs simple and clearUses colors and white space to get and hold attentionLetters are large enough to be easily read

  • When forming ideas for your posterResearch the topic of the themeBrainstorm ideas and make a listUse the theme as your title Conservation Habits = Healthy Habitats

  • Tips to rememberPoster MUST be on 12 X 18 Paper with no Identification on the Front!Dont use too many wordsUse a combination of illustrations and wordsBe as neat as you canBlend colors when using crayons or colored pencilsDepending on design leave white space on the posterMake sure the poster is balanced

  • Tips to rememberChoose colors carefully. Note the following general guidelines:- Black tends to be more formal, neat, rich, strong- Blue is cool, melancholy- Purple is considered royal, rich- Yellow tends to be warm, light, or ripe- Green is fresh, young, or growing- White means clean, and neat-Red attracts the eye, is high energy - Orange attracts the eye

  • Tips to remember

    Don't try to include too many ideas or activities on your poster. A single message, clearly illustrated, is more effective

  • Things you should not doCover poster with lamination or other clear covering(Clear covering is OK if chalk type materials or soil paint)Use staples, tacks, or tapeUse fluorescent postersCreate a poster that is all words or a poster that is all pictures

  • Steps to follow when making a posterDecide on information to include on the posterResearch the theme topicSketch out your ideaMark guidelines for lettering (lightly)Clean up the poster so it is neat. Erase any guidelines that are showing.

  • Steps to follow when making a posterTurn poster in on time for judging. State entries are due no later than Oct. 19th, 2010. Attach poster entry form to the bottom left hand corner of entry. Entry must be contestant's original, hand done creation and may not be traced from photographs or other artists' published works.

  • Steps to follow when making a posterAny media may be used to create a flat or two-dimensional effect (paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, paper or other materials). Poster size must be 12 X 18, must be horizontal.

  • National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)*What your poster will be judged on

    Conservation Theme30 percent Clarity of Message30 percent Originality and Public Interest20 percentNeatness and Appearance20 percent.

    National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)

  • The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land. Aldo Leopold

  • Visitwww.nacdnet.orgStewardship & EducationFor additional information on NACD Education Material on Habitat, Soil and Water Teachers guide Student booklets and more..

  • Speech2009 ThemeWater is LifeNovember 23rd, 2009Open to Grades 9-12Entrant must reside in KansasAll 1st place winners from previous state contest are ineligible.Only one contestant per Area is allowed.2010 ThemeDIG IT! The Secrets of Soil.

  • EssayOpen to Grades 5-8Shall not exceed 500 words, double spaced, typed on 8 X 11 paper.Will Be judged accordinglyConservation Theme 30 %Clarity of Message 30%Originality and Public Interest 20 %Neatness and Appearance 20%Attach label to the bottom left hand corner on the back of the last page of essay. No identification should be on the front of essay.

  • LimerickOpen to Grades 3-8Must have Name or Title.Must be on 12 X 18 paper horizontally.In the limerick, the basic unit (called a foot) contains three syllables, with heavy accent or beat on the third syllable: ta-ta-TUM. Three such units (or feet) are in the first, second, and fifth lines; two in the third and fourth lines. The heavy beat or accent must always fall on a syllable, which can properly be accented.Will Be judged accordinglyConservation Theme 30 %Clarity of Message 30%Originality and Public Interest 20 %Neatness and Appearance 20%Attach label to the bottom left hand corner on the back of the limerick. No identification should be on the front of essay.

  • For Rules visitwww.kacdnet.orgClick on Committees and then Click Education and Youth Committee.

    2010 NACD/Auxiliary Poster Contest Promo *If you need additional information contact:Susan Schultz NACD Stewardship & Educationstewardship@nacdnet.org317-326-2952

    2010 NACD/Auxiliary Poster Contest Promo *Conservation Habits = Healthy Habitats

    Is the 2010 theme for NACD Stewardship WeekAnd for the poster contest.

    Additional information at

    2010 NACD/Auxiliary Poster Contest Promo *What is a habitat?

    the environment in which an animal or plant normally lives or grows Name some habitats:

    2010 NACD/Auxiliary Poster Contest Promo *Habitats in your backyard.No matter where you live you have habitats all around you.Name some of the habitat areas at or near your home?Possible items:Trees for birds, insects and other wildlifeGrass for insects, worms and other lifeCompost piles of leaves to make soil to add to your garden or flower beds and to recycle your leaves into soilAnd more2010 NACD/Auxiliary Poster Contest Promo *Habitats at your school:Every school has an outdoor classroom. When you step outside your schools doors you can see the sky and observe rain running off of a parking lot or sidewalk. You can even take buckets and use them like seats like these students in Virginia.Many schools plant trees and install water features to study in their classes.Can you list what types of habitats you have at your school?

    REFERENCES:(One bucket at a time program in Virginia by Conservation Districts

    2010 NACD/Auxiliary Poster Contest Promo *Many communities are looking to increase the amount of habitat. They plant trees along streets, improve parking lots by adding vegetation so less water runs off the parking lot and improve the parks for visitors. Can you list some of the habitats you have seen in your community?2010 NACD/Auxiliary Poster Contest Promo *2010 NACD/Auxiliary Poster Contest Promo *What can you do to add or improve habitat areas?Plant trees, learn ways you can keep your water clean, take care of your soil, and provide habitat areas for insects, animals and plantsList ideas:2010 NACD/Auxiliary Poster Contest Promo *Follow these easy steps and in no time YOU will be providing a home for wildlife!1. Make a sketch of the space you are going to make your wildlife habitat and remember that YOU are part of the habitat. In your sketch be sure to include all the different types of plants and trees, buildings and sidewalks or paths.2. Research what types of wildlife and plants are native to your community. Decide which species you would like to provide a habitat for. Native species are best because they can survive your soil type and climate.3. Add the trees, shrubs and plants you need in your habitat to your sketch. Make sure you have a good variety. Some plants will be a good food source, others will be shelter and cover for wildlife. Evergreens are a great species for year round shelter, trees and shrubs that have fruit or berries are a good food source.4. Start planting! Begin with the trees and follow with shrubs, plants and ground cover. Remember your research add native plants to attract native wildlife2010 NACD/Auxiliary Poster Contest Promo *Pollinators arent just annoying insects, they are an important part of the web of life that we all depend upon for our very survival! Over 80% of the worlds flowering plants wouldnt survive if it werent for pollinators. Why do YOU need those flowering plants? A lot of fruits and vegetables come from flowering plants, 25% of everything we eat and drinkthey need to be pollinated. Even that glass of milk you had with breakfast or the juicy hamburger you ate for lunch depended on pollinators if they came from cattle rais


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