The 2nd annual conservation poster contest is officially underway! The theme this year is "Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?" - A conservation question a lot of us have probably had on our minds recently, since several bats, birds, bees, and butterflies are listed as endangered or threatened.
The theme this year is designated to spread awareness about pollinators and their critical role in global health. The movement of pollen is essential to reproduction in flowering plants, and at least 75% of these plants require help with pollination. That's where our pollinator friends come in! Birds, bats, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, small mammals, and of course bees all help pollinate flowers through their natural day-to-day business.
The plants that pollinators support are responsible for:
Help us spread the word and participate in our contest! All students K-12 who live in Monroe County are welcome to participate.
All Entries must be on 11"x17” paper, be original artwork, and be accompanied by this registration form
For the informational flyer, click here
There will be a total of 5 winners, one winner from each of the following grade ranges:
If you'd like to get more involved, The MCSWCD is happy to come speak with your class about pollinators throughout this spring! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit from us!
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