With crayons, markers and water colors, Delaware students submitted 182 poster designs in a state competition designed to promote awareness about conservation.
“Conservation Habits = Healthy Habitats” was the theme of the contest sponsored by the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts and the Conservation Districts of New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties.
Recycling, saving water, gardening and bicycling are just a few of the habits portrayed in the designs, submitted by students in grades K- through- 12.
Environmental scientist Beth Krumrine was one of the judges, and is also an artist specializing in watercolor and sculpture. She was pleased to see so many entries.
“It shows how important the environment really is to students and teachers,” Krumrine says.
Another judge, children’s book illustrator and Natural Resources graphic arts specialist Christy Shaffer, says “there was some absolutely stunning, unique and clever artwork in these posters.”
The winners receive cash prizes, and their entries go on to be judged at the national level. The winners are posted on DNREC’s website.