JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is asking Missouri fifth-graders to submit ideas for next year’s Earth Day slogan. The theme of Earth Day 2014 is “Watersheds” and the successful slogan contest entry will reflect that theme.
The winning student will be honored at Missouri’s 20th annual Earth Day celebration at the Missouri State Capitol Building. The winner will also receive a $50 gift card donated by Central Bank in Jefferson City. Entries will be accepted from Sept. 1 through Oct. 16 and the winner will be announced in December. The contest is limited to Missouri fifth-grade students. In the event of duplicate slogan submissions, the winner will be determined by the date the entry was received.
The 2013 Earth Day theme was “Energy Efficiency”. The winning slogan was “Energy Efficiency: It’s a Bright Idea,” and was submitted by Shelby Stille from Montgomery City Elementary School.
Earth Day 2014 is free and open to the public. This fun and interactive event celebrates the environment and hosts numerous interactive displays and activities presented by the Department of Natural Resources and other state and federal agencies. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at the Missouri State Capitol Building and is targeted toward fifth-graders.
Visit the Department of Natural Resources’ website for more information on the Earth Day 2014 Celebration, including contest entry forms and resources for educators who want to register their classes to attend Earth Day 2014 events. More information on Missouri watersheds is also online.