2013 National Arbor Day Poetry Contest
Sponsored byBerkshire Conservation District
About the Contest
In celebration of National Arbor Day on April 26, 2013, Berkshire Conservation District is hosting a poetry contest in Berkshire County for children in grades 4 through 12. The poem theme is “In Praise of Trees” and should be at least 12 lines long but no longer than 1 page typed or hand written. The style and topic of the poem is completely up to the student’s choosing but we encourage students to write from their own experience in nature, keeping in mind the set theme.
The poem theme is In Praise of Trees. Entriesshould be at least 10 lines long but no longer than 1 page typed or hand written. The style and topic of the poem is completely up to the student’s choosing but we encourage students to write from their own experience in nature keeping in mind the chosen theme. Students in grades 4 through 12 may enter. All poems must have a title and include the word “tree” somewhere in the poem. Poems must be the original creation of the student. Students with learning or other disabilities may receive help from an adult in writing and submitting their entry. Entries will be divided into two age groups: grades 4-7 and grades 9-12. Poems will be judged based on:
Arbor Day Poetry Contest
The winner of each age group will win an assortment of tree seedlings for their own use or to plant at their school as well as three Pocket Nature Guides of their choosing. Awards will be available for pick up at the Seedling Fundraiser Sale Day Event on Saturday, May 4th. Winners will be notified by phone by April 30th.
Kids' Stuff & Educational Links
Junior Conservation Camp
LOCATION: From Cape Cod to the Berkshires, the MJCC has utilized many of the Commonwealth's abundant natural resources. Currently, the MJCC is hosted at the Chesterfield Scout Reservation on 521 acres near Scout Pond in Chesterfield, Massachusetts.
This two week overnight summer camp for girls and boys 13 -17 years of age offers a program of conservation education and instruction in outdoor recreation skills. It introduces youth to the ethical concepts and knowledge essential to a lifetime of properly enjoying our natural resources and the leisure activities that depend on their careful stewardship.
Congratulations Berkshire Community College Student:
Michael Hitchcock is this year’s recipients of the BERKSHIRE CONSERVATION DISTRICT ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP
Berkshire Conservation District Environmental Science Scholarship
To assist a second year environmental science student in pursuing
a college education at
Berkshire Community College leading to a career in natural resources.
UMASS Adrian Meyer Scholarship Fund
* Under Allocation 1, scroll to the bottom of the list and choose "Other". A box will appear below where you should enter "Adrian Meyer Scholarship Fund".
The Massachusetts Envirothon
The Envirothon is America's leading natural resource education program for high school students. Teams comprised of five students represent their school or organization in a statewide competition testing their knowledge of: aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and current environmental issues.
The Massachusetts Envirothon stresses the interdependence of various natural resources within the environment, emphasizes hands-on, team-oriented problem solving and community involvement.There are opportunities throughout the year to receive resource materials for use in the classroom, to attend workshops geared to both teachers and students, and catch to environmental professionals in action.
Massachusetts Envirothon Mission
Cultivate a desire to learn more about our natural environment through
Develop a greater appreciation of our dependence on the natural
Provide students with experiences in environmental- oriented activities
and problem solving
Massachusetts Envirothon Goals
To increase understanding of:
To Contact the Massachusetts Envirothon
Debi Hogan (Envirothon Coordinator)