Poetry contest for all Wisconsin students in grades 3-5
Wisconsin teachers can help DNR celebrate Clean Air Month this May by leading students through an activity (or more than one) from the Air, Air Everywhere Teacher’s Activity guide, which aims to teach 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students about air quality and the importance of clean air.
As part of the Where’s the Air? activity, students will complete simple sensory experiments to discover the characteristics of air and then write a poem or riddle describing air. Teachers can submit original poems or riddles created by their students as part of this activity to Wisconsin DNR. The winning poem (and two runners-up) will be featured on DNR's EEK! (Environmental Education for Kids) web site. The winner will receive an award certificate and a class set of “It all adds up to cleaner air” solar calculators. The teacher of the winning student will receive a certificate for a free Project WILD or Project WET workshop.
Contest requirements and more information
The contest is open to Wisconsin’s 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students only.
Teachers may submit up to three entries per class.
Any form of original poetry is acceptable. Entry must be 200 words or less and describe air and/or the importance of clean air.
Writing must be the original work of the student.
Each entry must include the name of the author, their teacher, the teacher’s e-mail and phone number and the school address.
Mail entries to: Lindsay Haas, Wisconsin DNR, 141 NW Barstow Street, Rm. 180, Waukesha, WI 53188, or email them to Lindsay.firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be received by Friday, May 15, 2015 to be eligible. Contest entries will not be returned and will become the property of the contest sponsor. Teachers of the winning students will be notified by May 29th, 2015.
The complete Air, Air Everywhere guide, available for download at http://dnr.wi.gov/org/caer/ce/