Encouraging Students To Think About Forests and the Environment

The Burlington Garden Club sponsors an annual youth project incorporating The Woodsy Owl / Smokey the Bear theme to encourage students to think about the forests and environment. A poster contest is held each year for the students to enter their artwork depicting what is important to them in this unit of study.

This year, students from Orchard Elementary School, Edmunds, and Champlain School participated in the project. Suzy Ely, the Art teacher at Orchard and Joanna Pecor, classroom teacher at Orchard did an outstanding job participating in the project making it a fun and interesting subject for the unit.

All of the students did a wonderful job with their artwork and received prizes for their posters. Congratulations to Miss Kennedy Pace, the winner of the contest from Orchard School which was chosen by the Federated Garden Clubs New England Region. Her poster was sent to the National Federation of Garden Clubs to be judged with students from all other states. Good luck Miss Kennedy Pace!

Photos Courtesy of Joanna Pecor.

SOURCE: Nini Crane

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