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Fifth graders can sign up for Arbor Day poster contest

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The National Arbor Day Foundation and the Colorado Tree Coalition are inviting fifth-grade classrooms across Colorado to create posters reflecting the theme Trees are Terrific … and Forests Are Too!” The annual contest, sponsored by Toyota, teaches children about the importance of planting and caring for trees.One winner from each participating school will be entered in a statewide competition, and the winner will advance to the national level. The Colorado state winner will receive special recognition both locally and at the Colorado Tree Coalition annual awards banquet. All school-winning posters will be displayed at the Colorado State Capitol. All fifth-grade classrooms in Colorado, including home schools, are eligible to participate. For free ecosystem curriculum materials, such as in-depth lesson plans, hands-on activities and contest information, contact Donna Davis with the Colorado State Forest Service, at (719) 384-9087 or dodavis@lamar.colostate.edu. The deadline for state contest submissions is March 3. The National Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to tree planting and environmental stewardship. The Colorado Tree Coalition is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, renewing and enhancing community forests in Colorado.


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