Lincoln County students participate in Annual Conservation Poster Contest
LINCOLN COUNTY CONSERVATION PROGRAM MANAGER
Students and educators from schools in Lincoln County participated in the Annual Conservation Poster Contest hosted by the Lincoln County Conservation Program. The Conservation Contest encourages students to submit posters that illustrate the conservation theme of the year. For 2023, the Conservation Contest theme is “One Water.”
Water is one of the foundations for life. Clean water is necessary for crops, drinking, industry, sanitation, livestock, and sustaining the ecosystems on which all life depends. Because of this, a student’s creativity could drift in countless ways to display the 2023 theme. And without a doubt, all students that participated provided unique posters that helped promote the importance of conservation.
The Conservation contest is an excellent opportunity for students to expand their appreciation for the environment, conservation, and become involved with numerous Wisconsin Academic Standards. Educators that have been involved with the contest found this connection to standards helpful and have enjoyed the opportunity to promote conservation within the classroom. “As someone that cares about conservation personally, it was great to see that the kids enjoyed this contest at a young age,” said Aubrey Boisvert, first grade teacher at Tomahawk Elementary. “They were able to learn about water health and had fun while doing so!”
The Conservation Contest has several stages of competition, with winners from each stage advancing to the next level. The contest begins at the local level (Lincoln County) and local winners advance to the Area Contest which includes nine counties, then a State contest, and ultimately a National contest.
Local contest winners in their respective categories are:
Grades K-1 category winners: Maika Follensbee, Ella Hess, and Abigail Ross. These students won first, second, and third places, respectively. All students are in Mrs. Boisvert’s class at Tomahawk Elementary.
Grades 2-3 category winners: Jenna Peterson, Morgan Webb, and Kinsley Young. These students won first, second, and third places, respectively. All students are in Mrs. Thompson’s class at Trinity Merrill Lutheran School.
Grades 7-9 category winners: Jayda Nowak, Amarianna McCutcheon, and Danica Lipke. These students won first, second, and third places, respectively. All students are in Ms. Wagenaar’s Art class at the Merrill High School.
Grades 10-12 category winners: Sebastian Doering, Aaron Alloway, and Kaytlyn Hulke. These students won first, second, and third places, respectively. All students are in Ms. Wagenaar’s Art class at the Merrill High School.
For more information about the Annual Conservation Contest, contact Tom Boisvert, Conservation Program Manager, at 715.539.1054.