Youth Environmental Education
Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster Contest
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. are giving students the opportunity to demonstrate through original drawings of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl their understanding of wildfire prevention and basic environmental conservation principles. The National Poster Contest winners, in grades 1-5, are announced in May at the National Garden Clubs Convention in Washington, DC. This photo is an entry from a student at Cochise Elementary School in Scottsdale that was selected to compete at the state level.
During the 2010-2011 school year, club member Aurien Preiss worked with Mrs. Kimberly Redhage's second grade class at Cochise Elementary School. They planted nearly 100 daffodil bulbs in pots and the children took care of them over the winter. Member Lucy Samuels worked with first graders at Larry C. Kennedy Elementary School where they planted bulbs for Mother's Day.