Winning Posters 2014

Thank you to all the students who participated, and congratulations to this year’s winners of the annual conservation poster contest!

Poster Contest Winners Announced!

The Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District is pleased to announce the winners of the annual conservation poster contest. This year’s theme – Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil – challenged students to learn about and convey through artwork the complex living world beneath our feet.  

First place winners in each age category (K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th) win $50 and the chance to compete in the state-level competition. Second place in each age group wins $30, and third place wins $20. All winners will be honored at the Central Peninsula Garden Club meeting to be held at 7 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Building. Winners of the state level contest proceed to a national competition sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts.

This year’s local contest was co-sponsored by Central Peninsula Garden Club, Kenai Watershed Forum, UAF-Cooperative Extension Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Kenai Field Office.

CONTEST WINNERS

Prize Name Grade School Age Teacher
Grades K-1
1st Daniel Steffensen 1st Connections

6

parents
Grades 2-3
1st Emelia Malone 3rd Mt. View

8

Mrs. Morrow
Grades 4-6
1st Maria Shaginoff 6th KMS

12

Mrs. Beck
2nd Arielle Hamar 6th KMS

11

Mrs. Beck
2rd Kaylee Lauritsen 6th KMS

11

Mrs. Rolph
3rd Sammy Baker 6th KMS

11

Mrs. Beck
3rd Owen Rolph 6th KMS

11

Mrs. Beck

 

2014 Poster Contest: Dig Deeper!

The Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District is happy to announce a poster contest open to students in grades K-12 in Nikiski, Kenai, Soldotna, Sterling, Kasilof and Clam Gulch. The theme of this local, state, and national contest, “Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the soil,” gets kids learning and thinking about the living world beneath our feet. The contest is co-sponsored by the Central Peninsula Garden Club, Kenai Watershed Forum, 4-H/Cooperative Extension Service and NRCS. First prize winners in each age category (K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th, 7th-9th, 10th-12th) win $50 and the chance to compete in the state-level competition. Second place in each age group wins $30, and third place wins $20.

Posters are due September 30, 2014 and may be dropped off at any of the following locations:

Kenai Watershed Forum — 44129 Sterling Highway, Soldotna

4-H/Cooperative Extension Office — 43961 K-Beach Road

Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District —110 Trading Bay, Suite 160, Kenai

Contest Information and Entry Form

Poster Design Tips

2013 National Contest Winners

Good luck!

 

Feb. 18 Forum on Cover Crops and Soil Health

Opening presentations from the National Forum on Cover Crops and Soil Health will be live-streamed from Omaha, Nebraska to over 230 sites across the country. Whether you have experience with cover crops or you’re just interested to learn, join us for the broadcast followed by discussion.  FREE and open to the public.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 8:45 a.m. to noon

Where: Kenai Community Library

Schedule: 8:30 am, doors open; 8:45 am, program begins; 9 – 10:45 am, broadcast presentations; 10:45 am – noon, short break and discussion with local producers, NRCS and Cooperative Extension staff

Website: http://www.sare.org/Events/Forum-on-Cover-Crops-and-Soil-Health

Questions: Heidi Chay, Kenai Soil & Water, kenaiswcd@gmail.com, 283-8732 x 108

Enter the “Soil to Spoon” Poster Contest

The Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District is happy to announce a poster contest open to students in grades K-12 in Nikiski, Kenai, Soldotna, Sterling, Kasilof and Clam Gulch.  The theme of this local, state, and national contest, “Soil to Spoon,” gets kids learning and thinking about where food comes from, as well as the connection between soil conservation and the food we eat every day.  First prize winners in each age category (K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th, 7th-9th, 10th-12th) win $20 and the chance to compete in the state-level competition.  Second place in each age group wins $10, and third place wins $5.  Prizes will be awarded 7 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Central Peninsula Garden Club meeting at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building.  The entry deadline is Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.  We’d like to thank our co-sponsors, the Central Peninsula Garden Club, UAF Cooperative Extension, 4-H, and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula.  Click the following links to download contest rules and the entry form.  And good luck! 

Poster Contest Info & Rules    

Poster Contest Entry Form