Local student wins top award in national conservation poster contest
The National Association of Conservation Districts announced its annual poster and photo contest winners for 2016 at its recent annual meeting in Denver, Colo. Students from across the country participated at the local, area and state level with state winners moving on to be judged at the annual NACD meeting.
Ciara Waltenberg, Tomorrow River Elementary School, took first place in the Primary Division Grades K-1 in the competition. Ciara’s poster advanced by placing first in local, area and state contests in early 2016. Her poster’s theme was “We All Need Trees.”
“We are thrilled that our Wisconsin students did so well,” said Jim VandenBrook, executive director of the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association. “The Conservation Awareness Poster Contest is one of the many youth education programs that we host by partnering our land and water conservation departments with local schools. It’s a great way to teach Wisconsin students conservation stewardship and showcase their artistic talents as well.”
In the seventh-grade through ninth-grade division, Brooklyn Hanson representing Ashland County took second place.
For a full list of winners and to view the winning posters visit: www.flickr.com/photos/nacd/sets/72157679639647566. To learn more about NACD’s stewardship efforts, visit www.nacdnet.org/general-resources/stewardship-and-education-materials.