Digital Poster Contest Winners Announced "Where Would we BEE without Pollinators"
The Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) announces the winners of our poster contest for Cuyahoga County students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.
These students displayed their knowledge of the importance of pollinators in our 2020 poster contest. First place winners will advance to the state competition. Congratulations to the following District winners: Grades 2-3: Ayden Gonzalez from Ms. Holyk's class at Charles Mooney, Cleveland; Grades 4-6: Donovan Callahan from Ms. Severson's class at Ruffing Montessori School, Cleveland Heights; Grades 7-9: Gianna Condelli from Mr. Lubin's Class at Mayfield Middle School and Grades 10-12: Emeraude Katusevanako from Ms. Brown's sustainability club at John Marshall School of Engineering, Cleveland.
Each included the 2020 stewardship theme: Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators? Pollinators form the foundations of a healthy and sustainable future for food and the environment, but in recent years, they have shown concerning signs of decline. Working to protect and enhance native pollinator habitats is extremely important in stemming the threat to pollinators.
Linking art and creative thinking with science, the annual poster contest provides K-12th grade students the chance to develop and share their thoughts and ideas about natural resource issues. Students are encouraged to use the poster to creatively express their ideas on how conservation improves the environment. Teachers may use this contest to correlate with National Visual Arts standards for all grades. It’s a great way for teachers to instill in their students an appreciation for the environment and an awareness of the need to protect our natural resources.
Cuyahoga SWCD’s mission is to implement programs and practices that protect and restore healthy soil and water resources.