Attention all K-12 students, parents, and teachers! We have an opportunity for students to show off their creative skills and love for plants and the environment!
The Cincinnati Nature Center aims to encourage the wider community to “plant native”; that is encourage people to grow things in their yards that are naturally found in the region. With that in mind, we are challenging K-12 students to create an informative poster or infogram. Prizes may include native plants, a free pass to the nature center, or a gift certificate to our nature shop. In addition, the winning posters, as well as the runners up, will be posted on CNC’s social media as a resource for people who want to try their hand at planting native!
To get you started, you can use information from these resources: https://www.cincynature.org/conservation/resources-11/ . You can also draw from other reliable sources if you’d like, as long as the information on your poster is accurate and reflects your own work. A separate page should be submitted citing sources that you got your information from. This page should also include a single sentence stating your targeted audience for your poster.
There are many aspects to planting native. Your poster can focus any of them, as long as it either encourages people to “plant native” or discusses why the topic is important and is relevant to the greater Cincinnati area. Posters will be judged based on the information presented, the visual appeal, the goal of the project, grammar and organization, creativity, the intended audience, and accurate citations. Posters may be created by hand or digitally, but MUST be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 8th 2020 as a jpg or pdf with “Native Plant Project” in the headline to be judged. This includes the citations page, audience statement page, and the poster itself. The student’s name, grade, and school should also be in the email. Download the rubric below.