2014 Topic: If Trees Could Talk
What message would a tree send to humans?
Background: Arbor Day is a holiday set aside to plant, care for, and celebrate trees. The first Arbor Day was celebrated in Nebraska in 1872, and today, Arbor Day is celebrated in all 50 states and in many other countries around the world. While several states observe Arbor Day in spring, South Carolina celebrates Arbor Day in December because winter is the best time for planting trees in our climate. This year, Arbor Day falls on Friday, December 5, 2014.
Assignment: To raise awareness about Arbor Day and about the importance of planting and caring for trees, the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District invites Richland County preK-12 students to create messages from a tree's point of view. What would a tree tell humans if given the chance? Students may use a variety of media (writing, video, poster, or bulletin board) to present their ideas. See the contest entry form for additional guidelines.
Awards: Contests winners will receive $25 cash prizes. Entries may be individual, group, or class projects, but only one cash prize will be awarded per winning entry.
Eligibility: The contest is open to preK-12 students who live in, or attend school in, Richland County.
Due Date: The submission deadline is October 31, 2014.
Conservation Districts are political subdivisions of state government under the local direction of five-member Boards of Commissioners. In South Carolina, Conservation District boundaries conform to County boundaries. The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District promotes the wise planning and use of natural resources for the benefit of the citizens of Richland County.
Richland Soil and Water Conservation District
2020 Hampton Street, Room 3063A
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone (803) 576-2080
Fax (803) 576-2088