Poster Contest Winners 2013

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 — Where Does Your Water Shed? – challenged students to learn about the special place we live, the Kenai River Watershed, and to convey through artwork ways to take care of the fresh water that we need each day. First place winners in each age category (K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th, 7th-9th) win $25 and the chance to compete in the state-level competition. Second place in each age group wins $15, and third place wins $10. All winners will be honored at a joint meeting of the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce to be held at noon, Nov. 6, 2013 at the Kenai Visitors Center.  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 Kenai Watershed Forum, 4-H/Cooperative Extension Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Kenai Field Office.

Prize Name Grade School Age Teacher
Grades K-1
1st Tait Cooper 1st Mt. View 7 Ms. Young
2nd Cole Langham 1st Aurora Borealis 6 Mrs. Harding
3rd Samuel Klein 1st Aurora Borealis 7 Mrs. Harding
Grades 2-3
1st Ashley Dahlman 3rd Kaleidoscope 8 Mrs. Stroh
2nd Daniel Shelden 3rd Kaleidoscope 8 Mrs. Stroh
3rd Madison McDonald 3rd Kaleidoscope 8 Mrs. Stroh
Grades 4-6
1st Cloey Followell 5th Kaleidoscope 10 Mrs. Andrea
2nd Sadie Daly 6th Kaleidoscope 11 Ms. Hackbarth
3rd Virginia Orth 6th Kaleidoscope 11 Ms. Harper
Grades 7-9
1st Jaedyn Gale 8th Connections 14 homeschool

 

 

“Where Does Your Water Shed?” 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, “Where Does Your Water Shed?,” gets kids learning and thinking about the special place we live — the Kenai River Watershed –and how to take care of the fresh water that we need each day.  The contest is co-sponsored by 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 $25 and the chance to compete in the state-level competition.  Second place in each age group wins $15, and third place wins $10.

Posters are due September 30, 2013 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

Click the link below to download contest rules, watershed learning resources, and contest entry form.  Good luck!

Contest Info and Entry Form

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                 

 

Borough Schools Get Funding for Local Food

Did you know that the Alaska Legislature allocated $3 million in this year’s state budget for the pilot phase of the Nutrional Alaskan Foods in Schools grant program and that $131,135 is earmarked for Kenai Peninsula Borough schools  Register now for an introductory webinar on Sept. 14 at 9:30 – 10:30 am, or Sept. 19, 2 – 3 pm to find out how you can take advantage of this program to market your produce, perhaps in future years.  Have produce for sale right now  Contact Dean Hamburg, Student Nutrition Services Administrator at 714-8890 to let him know what’s available right here in our community.  And please spread the word to parents, teachers and students!  Local decision-makers need to hear that local people want fresh, healthy local food.