Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Southwest PA Clear The Air Student Poster Challenge Open For Entries

Students southwest Pennsylvania schools have the opportunity to show how they'd make a difference in the area's air quality by participating in the 6th Annual Let's Clear the Air Poster Challenge sponsored by the Southwest Pennsylvania Air Quality Partnership, Inc. (SPAQP), and the PA Resources Council.
All schools, public, parochial, and private schools in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette,Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, & Westmoreland counties are eligible to participate.
(Poster: 2015 2nd place winner Emma Bennethum of Adlai Stevenson, Allegheny County.)
Teachers should first register their class to participate.  Students have until March 1, 2016 to send in their poster entries.
The contest will focus on students in grades 4-12 and invitations were recently sent to schools, as well as to individual science, health, social studies, and art teachers. Gift cards will be given to the first 35 classes that sign up.
Participating schools will receive program resources and have access to age/grade specific lesson plans which covers topics including ground-level ozone and fine particulate matter, transportation and energy conservation, ways to avoid exposure to air pollution and tips to reduce air pollution.
The top winner from each of the three categories will win a bicycle (to promote alternative transportation), a $100 gift certificate to a school supply store for their teacher, and an Air Quality Magic Show assembly for their favorite school (a favorite of past winners).
The three second place winners will receive a gift card to a local store that places an emphasis on outdoor recreation and a Be Aware of the Air or Recycling is Magic Show assembly program for their school.
The winning posters will be displayed at local venues, including malls, local hospitals, and government buildings, as well as online.
For more information call PRC at 412-773-7156 or visit the Let's Clear the Air Poster Challenge webpage.  Click Here to sign up for PRC’s monthly newsletter.

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