CHARLOTTE, Mich. — The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance (MADA) is happy to announce the annual 5th Grade Poster Contest! This 2019-2020 school year, Michigan 5th grade students are invited to use their best drawing, coloring, and painting skills, along with their imaginations and creativity to submit posters demonstrating the theme: Forests for Fish.
Last year, MADA had more than 500 students across the state participate in the contest, with 46 posters submitted. We hope to grow that number for the 2019-2020 contest.
Students are encouraged to use their imaginations to create original posters featuring the theme. First-, second-, and third-place winners will be chosen by popular vote. Prizes will include a gift certificate for the winning student, a tree planting for the school or community, and a gift card for the participating teacher to help purchase classroom supplies. The first-place winner also will be invited for recognition at the state Arbor Day celebration in Lansing.
Trees are great teaching tools. Teachers can include this contest in a lesson plan by talking about the ways fish benefit from riparian forests. Helpful teaching materials on this subject can be found under the publications tab on www.forestsforfish.org.
All entries must be received by mail by March 9, 2020. See the contest rules and download an Entry Form at http://www.miarbordayalliance.
If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Reynolds, the State Arbor Day Program Coordinator by calling 517-543-1512 x5 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is a coalition of organizations and agencies dedicated to the promotion and celebration of Arbor Day throughout Michigan. Our dedication comes from our belief in the importance of trees and their role in community health and well-being.
— Michigan Arbor Day Alliance
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