Arbor Day poster contest under way in W.Va.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Officials at the Division of Forestry are now accepting submissions for the 2009 West Virginia Arbor Day Poster Contest. This year's theme is "Trees are Terrific . . . in Cities and Towns!" The contest is open to all public, private and home-schooled fifth-grade students in West Virginia.
The first-place poster will automatically be a finalist in the national competition, and the artist will receive a $100 U. S. Savings Bond from the West Virginia Forestry Association and have a tree planted in his or her honor at the school. The Oakland Foundation will provide a $500 grant for the purchase of art supplies that will be divided among the first-, second- and third-place winners' schools.
Interested teachers should contact Andy Sheetz, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-558-2788, for an activity packet that contains educational activities and the contest rules.