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Conservation Habits = Healthy Habitats. Conservation Poster Contest 2010. What is a habitat?. Name some habitats:. Habitats in your backyard. Habitats at your school. Habitats in your community. ADD PICTURES FROM YOUR COMMUNITY Examples: Animals, parks, schools, etc.

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Conservation Habits = Healthy Habitats

Conservation Poster Contest 2010


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What is a habitat?

Name some habitats:





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2010 POSTER CONTEST


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2010 Categories

  • Grades K-1

  • Grades 2-3

  • Grades 4-6

  • Grades 7-9

  • Grades 10-12


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Design your posters using some of these ideas:

Habitat around your home

Habitat at your school

Habitat in your community

Pollinators importance to habitats

Discuss and share your

information with others!


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For More Information:

Contact you Local Conservation District or

Contact Jenny Jasper

with KACD Conservation Education And Youth Committee

at 913-294-3751 EXT 101



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What makes a good Poster?

  • Attracts attention

  • Is simple and clear

  • Uses colors and white space to get and hold attention

  • Letters are large enough to be easily read


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When forming ideas for your poster

  • Research the topic of the theme

  • Brainstorm ideas and make a list

  • Use the theme as your title

    Conservation Habits = Healthy Habitats


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Tips to remember

  • Poster MUST be on 12 X 18 Paper with no Identification on the Front!

  • Don’t use too many words

  • Use a combination of illustrations and words

  • Be as neat as you can

  • Blend colors when using crayons or colored pencils

  • Depending on design leave white space on the poster

  • Make sure the poster is balanced


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Tips to remember

Choose colors carefully. Note the following general guidelines:

  • - Black tends to be more formal, neat, rich, strong

  • - Blue is cool, melancholy

  • - Purple is considered royal, rich

  • - Yellow tends to be warm, light, or ripe

  • - Green is fresh, young, or growing

  • - White means clean, and neat

  • -Redattracts the eye, is high energy

  • - Orange attracts the eye


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Tips to remember

  • Don't try to include too many ideas or activities on your poster. 

  • A single message, clearly illustrated, is more effective


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Things you shouldnot do

  • Cover poster with lamination or other clear covering

    (Clear covering is OK if chalk type materials or soil paint)

  • Use staples, tacks, or tape

  • Use fluorescent posters

  • Create a poster that is all words or a poster that is all pictures


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Steps to follow when making a poster

  • Decide on information to include on the poster

  • Research the theme topic

  • Sketch out your idea

  • Mark guidelines for lettering (lightly)

  • Clean up the poster so it is neat. Erase any guidelines that are showing.


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Steps to follow when making a poster

  • Turn poster in on time for judging. State entries are due no later than Oct. 19th, 2010.

  • Attach poster entry form to the bottom left hand corner of entry.

  • Entry must be contestant's original, hand done creation and may not be traced from photographs or other artists' published works.


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Steps to follow when making a poster

  • Any media may be used to create a flat or two-dimensional effect (paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, paper or other materials).

  • Poster size must be 12” X 18”, must be horizontal.


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What your poster will be judged on

  • Conservation Theme—30 percent

  • Clarity of Message—30 percent

  • Originality and Public Interest—20 percent

  • Neatness and Appearance—20 percent.

National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) www.nacdnet.org


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“The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land.” Aldo Leopold


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  • Visit community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land.”

    www.nacdnet.org

    Stewardship & Education

    For additional information on

    NACD Education Material on Habitat, Soil and Water

    Teachers guide

    Student booklets

    and more………………………..


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Speech community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land.”

2009 Theme

Water is Life

  • November 23rd, 2009

  • Open to Grades 9-12

  • Entrant must reside in Kansas

  • All 1st place winners from previous state contest are ineligible.

  • Only one contestant per Area is allowed.

    2010 Theme

    DIG IT! The Secrets of Soil.


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Essay community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land.”

  • Open to Grades 5-8

  • Shall not exceed 500 words, double spaced, typed on 8 ½ X 11 paper.

  • Will Be judged accordingly

    • Conservation Theme – 30 %

    • Clarity of Message – 30%

    • Originality and Public Interest – 20 %

    • Neatness and Appearance – 20%

  • Attach label to the bottom left hand corner on the back of the last page of essay. No identification should be on the front of essay.


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Limerick community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land.”

  • Open to Grades 3-8

  • Must have Name or Title.

  • Must be on 12” X 18” paper horizontally.

  • In the limerick, the basic unit (called a foot) contains three syllables, with heavy accent or beat on the third syllable: ta-ta-TUM. Three such units (or feet) are in the first, second, and fifth lines; two in the third and fourth lines. The heavy beat or accent must always fall on a syllable, which can properly be accented.

  • Will Be judged accordingly

    • Conservation Theme – 30 %

    • Clarity of Message – 30%

    • Originality and Public Interest – 20 %

    • Neatness and Appearance – 20%

  • Attach label to the bottom left hand corner on the back of the limerick. No identification should be on the front of essay.


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For Rules visit community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land.”

www.kacdnet.org

Click on Committees and then Click Education and Youth Committee.


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