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CONSERVATION THROUGH EDUCATION
Soil and water are recognized as our basic natural resources. The way we manage these and their products--plants and animals--is important in determining our present and future welfare.
How well we manage our resources does not depend entirely on land owners and operators; we all have a share in conservation.
Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District understands that without the adequate knowledge, these natural resources may quickly diminish. ANNUAL CONTESTS: The annual contests are offered to students that attend an elementary or middle school in Mecklenburg County. The audience for the annual contests is Grades 3-8.The 2019-2020 Contest Handbook is now available!
Contest Procedure:Contests will be conducted on the District, Area and State levels. District 1st Place Winners will be eligible to enter the Area contests, and the Area 1st Place Winners will be eligible to enter the State contest. Contest Theme:A set of five themes have been selected by the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts' Education Committee and adopted by the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. These themes rotate on a yearly basis.
The approved theme and rotation schedule is as follows: 2019-2020 Wetlands are Wonderful 2020-2021 We All Live in a Watershed 2021-2022 Soil & Water...Yours for Life 2022-2023 Water...the Cycle of Life 2023-2024 The Living SoilContest Eligibility:Bookmark Contest - Grades K-3Poster Contest - Grades 3, 4, 5, 6Essay Contest - Grade 6 Public Speaking Contest - Grades 7 & 8Contest Deadline:Wednesday, January 15, 2020
2018-2019 Contest Winners - Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District Competition are listed here.2018-2019 Contest Winners - Area 8 Competition are listed here.
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