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2017 Educational Theme

2017 Educational Theme. The NACD Stewardship and Education Committee’s 2017 stewardship week and poster contest theme is “Healthy Soils Are Full of Life!”. 2017 NACD POSTER CONTEST Healthy Soils Are Full of Life!.

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2017 Educational Theme

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  1. 2017 Educational Theme The NACD Stewardship and Education Committee’s 2017 stewardship week and poster contest theme is “Healthy Soils Are Full of Life!”

  2. 2017 NACD POSTER CONTEST Healthy Soils Are Full of Life! Sponsored by: The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the NACD Auxiliary Poster Contest Page NACD Stewardship Program Page

  3. What is Soil?

  4. Where do soils come from? Soils don’t have parentslike we do, but theydo have parentmaterials. Parentmaterials thathelp make soilare rocks andminerals thathave been brokenup into tiny pieces. Soils can be manydifferent colors becausethey come from manydifferent rocks and minerals.

  5. What are soils made up of? Soils are made up of layers that are called horizons. 0 Horizon A horizon B horizon C horizon R layer

  6. Soils are alive!

  7. Soil Erosion

  8. Soil Conservation and Your Food

  9. Why are soils important? Healthy soils are important for growing our food. We need healthy food to live and grow. Some foods that we eat grow above the ground. Others grow below the ground.

  10. Healthy Soils – Healthy People

  11. How does food get from the soil to your spoon?

  12. What food should I eat each day to be healthy? 3 1 2 5 4

  13. Trace the apple back to the soil 1

  14. Trace the corn back to the soil 2

  15. Trace the milk back to the soil 3

  16. Trace the bread back to the soil 4

  17. Trace the chicken meat back to the soil 5

  18. Your school lunch

  19. Gardening and Edible Landscaping

  20. What kinds of careers are related to food production and conservation of the land?

  21. Soil Facts • It can take up to 1,000 years for an inch of soil to form. • One tablespoon of soil has more organisms in it than here are people on earth. • Not all soil is good for growing plants. • There are thousands of different types of soil across the world. The USA alone possesses more than 70,000 varieties of soil! • Soil acts as a filter for underground water, filtering out pollutants. • Soil is at the bottom of the food chain, yet it is the cornerstone of life on earth.

  22. Keeping the Soil We Need

  23. Poster Contest Details • The national winning poster will be used for local and state level promotion materials. • Send entries to your local conservation district • • To find out the dates of your local contest!!!! • Contest Categories • K-1st Grade • 2nd-3rd Grade • 4th-6th Grade • 7th-9th Grade • 10th-12th Grade

  24. Poster Contest Details • Winning entries will be selected by your local and sent to the state level for judging. • State winner entries will then be sent to the national level, where one overall winner will be selected and announced at the 2018 NACD Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN on January 28th. Winners will be posted to the NACD website. • Monetary prizes will be awarded to the 1st-3rd place winners in each category at the national level. • $200 for 1st Place Winners • $150 for 2nd Place Winners • $100 for 3rd Place Winners • Monetary awards from the NACD Auxiliary & Albert I. Pierce Foundation

  25. Poster Contest Details Turn poster in on time for judging. Your local conservation district’s entry deadline is _____ Attach poster entry form on the back of each poster and be sure it is signed by a parent or guardian. Entry must be contestant's original creation and may not be traced from photographs or other artists' published works.

  26. Poster Contest Details • Any media may be used to create a flat poster • Paint • Crayons • Colored pencil • Charcoal • Stickers • Paper • Or other materials • Poster size must be 14" x 22" (half a poster).

  27. What makes a good Poster? Attracts attention Is simple and concise Uses colors and white space effectively Text is large enough to be easily read

  28. Brainstorming Poster Ideas • Research the topic of the theme • Brainstorm ideas and make a list • Use the theme as your title: Healthy Soils Are Full of Life!

  29. Brainstorming Poster Ideas • Use some of the important soil issues from this presentation. • Look around your community for ideas. • Talk to professionals in the industry. • Research soils online and use the information found in your poster.

  30. Dos: • Do limit text, and balance a combination of illustrations and words. • Do be as neat as you can and be sure to erase any penciled sketches or guidelines. • Do blend colors when using crayons or colored pencils. • Do research the theme topic as a way to brainstorm poster ideas.

  31. Don’ts: • Don’t use staples, tacks, or tape. • Don’t use fluorescent-colored posters. • Don’t create a poster that is all words or all illustrations. • Don’t have your parent or others draw your poster for you to color in. • Don’t try to include too many ideas. A single message – clearly illustrated – is most effective.

  32. Judging Criteria • Conservation message—50 percent • Visual effectiveness—30 percent • Originality—10 percent and • Universal appeal—10 percent

  33. Local Contest Information Local Conservation District contest information Contest deadlines Contact information

  34. For Additional NACD Information Visit Entry Forms, Rules and Resource PDF files are also available for download on the contest page.

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