Local students invited to take part in annual Conservation Contest
For the Tomahawk Leader
LINCOLN COUNTY – The Lincoln County Conservation Program is inviting public, private and homeschooled students in the county to take part in its annual Conservation Contest.
The Conservation Contest encourages students to submit posters or write and perform speeches that illustrate the conservation theme of the year.
For 2024, the Conservation Contest theme is “May the Forest be With You, Always.”
A release from the Lincoln County Land Services Department said the Conservation contest is “an excellent opportunity for students to expand their appreciation for the environment, conservation and become involved with numerous Wisconsin Academic Standards.”
“Educators that have been involved with the contest found this connection to standards helpful and have enjoyed the opportunity to promote conservation within the classroom,” the release stated.
Students in grades K-12 are eligible to enter into the Poster portion of the competition, and students in grades 5-12 are eligible to enter into the Speaking portion of the competition. Contest divisions are created by grade, such as K-1 and 2-3.
First-place entries from each division will advance to the Area contest, which includes nine counties. From there, there is the possibility to advance to a State contest and even a National contest, according to the release.