The Indiana Urban Forest Council has a variety of educational materials available for download in PDF format. Please follow the links below for more information.
2014 Arbor Day Poster Contest
You are invited to join the 2014 Indiana Arbor Day Poster Contest. This year's contest, "Trees are Terrific and Energy Wise," includes classroom activities designed to increase understanding of the importance of trees in our communities and the ways that they contribute to reducing energy consumption. You can find exact correlations to the revised Indiana Academic Standards (2010) for Science and Fine Arts listed for each activity so that you are not only meeting your requirements as a fifth grade teacher in Indiana, but are utilizing activities and lesson plans that are fun and proven. The deadline for submissions Friday, April 11, 2014.
The use of part or all of the activities in the guide is encouraged, but not mandatory, for participation in the contest.
Here is a summary of what to expect: April
11th - Registration deadline and poster deadline for entries sent to regional
judges. Regional judges will then rate entries and forward to the IUFC Board
who will pick 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. April 25th -
Winners will be notified via email and posted on the IUFC Facebook page and the
IUFC website. "Runner-ups" contest begins on IUFC Facebook page. It will run for one week. May 2nd
- Top 3 most popular runner-ups notified via email and posted on IUFC Facebook
page. Thank you very much for your interest and participation!
REGIONAL JUDGING COMMITTEE ADDRESSES See PDF map to identify your county's region.
NORTH REGION Ann Brugos City of Valparaiso Attn: IUFC Arbor Day Poster Contest 166 W. Lincolnway Valparaiso, IN 46383
CENTRAL REGION IUFC P.O. Box 409 Carmel, IN 46082 Attn: IUFC Arbor Day Poster Contest
SOUTH REGION Joey Lynch City of Greendale 488 Ludlow Street Greendale, IN 47025 Attn: IUFC Arbor Day Poster Contest
Each school should conduct their own judging to determine
School Winner(s) to be submitted for Regional Judging. Ideas on how to organize
judging at the school-level can be found on page 35 of the poster guide book
(Step 2: Create a Poster). Use the official rules (page 36) as a guideline for
judging and note that each poster submitted to the Regional Judging Committee
will be based on the rating system found on page 37.
Remember that each school may submit 1 Winner for every 12
participating students. Thus, if you have 84 participants, then you may submit
up to 7 School Winners. In the case of odd numbers, such as 95 participants,
then you may round up to the next whole number to get your maximum amount of
School Winners. In the latter case, 8 School Winners may be submitted to your
Regional Judging Committee.
School Winners' posters must be postmarked by Friday, April
11, 2014 to qualify.
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