The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in partnership with Keystone Emergency Management Association, PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, PA Department of Education, American Red Cross, United Way of Pennsylvania, and the PA National Weather Service Offices are excited to announce the inaugural 2017 Weather Safety Awareness Poster and Video PSA contests!
In 2016, the PPFF launched an initiative to steward our state forests and parks called Stewards of Penn’s Woods. As part of that program, we have started to remove graffiti from our parks and forests. But we know we also need to educate the public on the impacts of graffiti if we are going to effectively conserve these lands for all to enjoy. Our PPFF poster and video contests are meant to raise student awareness about the importance of stewarding our state parks and forests.
From Project Polar Bear -- Every year Project Polar Bear (link is external) challenges student groups across the globe to take action on climate change. With the guidance of an advisor, middle and high school groups compete for a grant by creating a plan for a project that will help reduce reliance on fossil fuels and engage their communities.
From AGI -- In celebration of Earth Science Week 2016, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is sponsoring four contests honoring this year's theme, "Our Shared Geoheritage." This year's competitions will feature the traditional photography contest, visual arts contest, and essay contest -- as well as a new video contest.
12/07/2015 -- The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the Center for Geoscience and Society are pleased to extend the celebration of Earth Science Week 2015 with the announcement of a new contest. The Visualizing My Earth Challenge invites full-time secondary and postsecondary students (ages 14 and older) to submit visual representations of natural phenomena from a geoscience perspective.
For Earth Science Week 2015, PAESTA held an essay contest that challenged K-12 students in Pennsylvania to write an essay with the following theme: Why Earth Science Matters in Pennsylvania. We are thrilled to announce the three winning essays, all written by students in Sandy Grajewski's classroom at Conrad Weiser High School in Robesonia, PA.
Registration deadline: April 25. Event date: May 2.
The Schuylkill Action Network is using street art and a new contest to show students how to prevent water pollution.
Children in kindergarten through high school have until Feb. 28 to enter the Schuylkill Students Street Art Contest. To enter they must submit a drawing, video or both to the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, a founding member of the SAN. All entries should show others how to keep pollution out of storm drains. Those who win will see their work transform into street art surrounding a local inlet.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Environmental Education Foundation have launched a new video contest that asks middle school students to produce a short video about why they care about climate change and what they are doing about it. Winning videos will be highlighted on the EPA website and the top 3 entries will receive cool prizes like a solar charging backpack. The first 100 contestants to enter will also receive a year’s subscription to National Geographic Kids Magazine.