Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl Poster Contest
Barbara Boyce, DFGC Youth Activities Chair, has informed the Spade & Trowel Garden Club that two of the Smokey Bear posters entered by the Spade & Trowel Kids Garden Club have won first place for the state of Delaware. Cyonna Knowles is first place winner for 4th graders and Zaionie Jones is first place for 5th graders. Posters from both of these students will be passed on to the judges at theThe Central Atlantic Region State and Garden Clubs (CAR) for further judging among seven states.
National Garden Clubs | Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl Poster Contest
Children from first through fifth grade are invited to participate in the 2017 National Garden Clubs, Inc. Poster Contest! The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. are giving students the opportunity to demonstrate through original drawings of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl their understanding of wildfire prevention and basic environmental conservation principles.
Only You Can Prevent Wildfires!
Smokey Bear is recognized nationally and internationally as the symbol for fire prevention. The original Smokey Bear appeared in 1944. Smokey's message, "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires!" encourages personal responsibility for fire prevention. Smokey Bear teaches children and adults to be careful with campfires, barbecues, trash fires, and matches.
Lend a Hand, Care for the Land!
Woodsy Owl is America's icon for the conservation of the environment. Since 1971, Woodsy has helped parents and teachers inspire children to observe, explore, and care for the environment. He challenges children to "Lend a Hand, Care for the Land!" and to take an active role in caring for the land through recycling, reusing, and reducing waste, planting and caring for trees, using resources wisely, and not littering.