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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.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: 2018-2019 The Living Soil 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 LifeContest Eligibility:Bookmark Contest - Grades K-3Poster Contest - Grades 3, 4, 5, 6Essay Contest - Grade 6 Public Speaking Contest - Grades 7 and 8Contest Deadline:Bookmark Contest - Tuesday, January 15, 2019Poster Contest - Tuesday, January 15, 2019Essay Contest - Tuesday, January 15, 2019Public Speaking Contest - Friday, December 7, 2018 Competition - Saturday , December 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. - Noon at 700 N. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28202
Contest details and guidelines can be reviewed in our 2018-2019 "The Living Soil" Contest Handbook.