CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Fourth and fifth grade students in West Virginia are being invited to create posters for an Arbor Day contest.
Each school may submit one entry for fourth grade and one for fifth grade, the Division of Forestry said in a statement. Entries must be postmarked by May 3.
The theme of the poster contest is “Trees are Terrific…and Growing.”
Participating classrooms can use a guide from the Division of Forestry that teaches students how trees grow. The guide, along with contest information, is available online.
The contest is presented by the Division of Forestry, the Urban & Community Forestry Council and the West Virginia Forestry Association.
West Virginia Arbor Day is April 9 and National Arbor Day is April 30.
Arbor Day, which began in 1872, celebrates the importance of trees and to encourage tree planting.