The Conservation Awareness Poster Contest is open to K-12 grade students attending public, private or home schools. Each year the contest will have a different theme. The posters are evaluated on the following criteria: conservation message, visual effectiveness, originality, universal appeal and individual artwork.

Poster entries must first be entered in the Brown County contest to be eligible to compete on the state and national level. Brown County winners will be entered in the Lake Michigan Area contest. The Lake Michigan Area contest will include winners from Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Shawano, Sheboygan counties. Area winners will advance to the Wisconsin State contest. For more information about the Conservation Awareness Poster Contest, please click here.

2020 Brown County Conservation Awareness Poster Contest
The theme for the 2020 Conservation Awareness Poster Contest is “Where would we BEE without Pollinators”. Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce.

Pollinating animals travel from plant to plant carrying pollen on their bodies in a vital interaction that allows the transfer of genetic material critical to the reproductive system of most flowering plants. Pollinator populations are in decline and this decline is attributed most severely to a loss in feeding and nesting habitats. For more information on how you can attract pollinators to your yard contact the Brown County Land and Water Conservation Department.

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Founded in 1988, Wisconsin’s annual Envirothon is a combined effort of educators and natural resource professionals who provide the following hands-on, outdoor coaching and testing areas: soils and land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife and an annual current issue.

Wisconsin Envirothon gives our middle and high school youth the tools to provide leadership for a more sustainable and environmentally aware community. High School winners advance to the National Conservation Foundation Envirothon to compete for over $100,000 in scholarships and prizes. For general information about the Wisconsin Envirothon click here.

2020 Wisconsin Envirothon
The competition will take place on Friday, April 17, 2020 at the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt, Wisconsin. More information on the 2020 Envirothon click here.

Conservation camps provide positive environmental outdoor experiences, foster an appreciation for nature, and introduce a variety of careers in natural resources and conservation. Professionals from various agencies present programs on topics like wildlife, habitat, water quality, fisheries, forestry, orienteering and canoeing. These professionals, as well as adult volunteers, serve as overnight staff and group leaders for the duration of the camp. Campers make new friends, participate social & leadership skills, enjoy the outdoors and just have fun!

WI Land+Water Conservation Camp is for students entering grades 9-12 at the North Lakeland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters, WI. For more information, contact Kim Warkentin at (608)441-2677.

Sand Lake Conservation Camp is for students entering grades 6-8 at Camp Bird in Crivitz, WI. For more information contact: Anne Bartels at (715)732-7784.

Registration for 2020 camps will open in February check back for registration link!

Each year the Brown County Land and Water Conservation Department visits area schools to give presentations related to Brown County’s natural resources. Please contact Lee Jennings for more details.

Your Brown County contact for all Youth Education Programs: Lee Jennings or (920)391-4624.

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