Conservation Education for Kids (Poster Contest)


The LWCD conducts a wide variety of information and education programs aimed at urban and rural audiences of all ages. With a theme of "Clean Water One Step At A Time" the objective is to raise awareness and encourage citizens to take action to preserve our soil and water resources.

Educators and Youth Leaders come and discover what the Land and Water Conservation Division has to offer! Our office consists of an extensive selection of: curriculum guides, videos, posters, monitoring equipment, reference materials, slide presentations, teaching games and demonstration kits. The library is open from 8:00 - 4:30 Monday thru Friday and materials are loaned out free of charge.

LWCD Library Inventory (pdf)
Aldo Leopold Kit (pdf)
Wetland Trunk (pdf)
Storm Drain Stenciling Kit (pdf)


FALL CONSERVATION POSTER CONTEST 
Washington County's K-12th grade students are invited to participate in the Conservation Poster Contest. The 2019 theme is "Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper". All posters are due to the Land & Water Conservation Division in West Bend on or before Thursday, December 27, 2018. Awards are given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place poster winner from each category. The 1st place winners are automatically entered into the next level of competition (Area) and from there possibly winning and advancing to State and Nationals!

ITEMS YOU'LL NEED:
Informational Letter
(pdf)
Contest Guidelines (pdf)
Washington County Entry Form (pdf)

Classroom presentations may be given by staff before the contest or after (with awards) upon request.

ALL POSTERS WILL BE RETURNED TO YOUR SCHOOL BY OUR CONSERVATION STAFF.

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE GETTING THE ENTRIES TO WEST BEND.




SAND LAKE CONSERVATION CAMP (entering grades 6-8)
June 20-22, 2018
Crivitz, WI
Brochure (pdf)

YOUTH CONSERVATION CAMP (entering grades 9-12) 
IS FULL. REGISTRATION CLOSED
June 18-22, 2018
Manitowish Waters, WI
Brochure (pdf)


See our 2014 county winners below with a soils theme!
Please remember...all entries must begin at the local (county) level.


2014 COUNTY WINNERS

 

1st - Grades 10-12  Nicholas Askin, WB West

1st - Grades 2-3  Molly Christianson, Plat Elem. 

1st - Grades 7-9  Abby Gastrau, Richfield School

1st - Grades 4-6  Ben McMeeken, Allenton Elem.

1st - Grades K-1  Asamina Villalobos, Plat Elem.

2nd - Grades 7-9  Jack Brandt, Richfield School

2nd - Grades 2-3  Kate Butschlick, Holy Trinity

2nd - Grades K-1  Victoria Jasiorkowski, Plat Elem.

2nd - Grades 10-12  Katherine Nehmer, WB West

2nd - Grades 4-6  Casey Piel, Allenton Elem.

3rd - Grades K-1  Ava Grutza, Plat Elem.

3rd - Grades 7-9  Grace Miske, Living Word LHS

3rd - Grades 10-12  Kathrin Rueggeberg, Living Word LHS

3rd - Grades 2-3  Emma Supercynski, Richfield School

3rd - Grades 4-6  Haleigh Yesko, Richfield School



Wisconsin Association For Environmental Education (WAEE)

WAEE is your direct connection to Environmental Education (EE) in Wisconsin. Join teachers, naturalists, youth leaders, natural resource professionals and others dedicated to learning more and educating all persons about the natural and built environment. WAEE is a non-profit organization that sponsors conferences, workshops, and gatherings to promote professional growth and networking opportunities. Our organization also supports the work of its members through statewide initiatives, professional resources and recognition.