Lower Trent Conservation

6 Simple Steps for Participating in Contest

1. LEARN ABOUT YOUR WATERSHED
Through a free class presentation from Lower Trent Conservation, students are introduced to the Lower Trent watershed region and the Caring for Our WatershedsTM contest.  Teachers who are interested in receiving a classroom presentation are encouraged to contact Anne Anderson.

2. TELL US WHAT YOU CAN DO TO IMPROVE YOUR WATERSHED
Prepare your 1000 word proposal, answering the question “What can I do to improve my watershed?” students can work individually or in a team up to 4 people. The student workbook will assist students in working through writing the proposal.

3. SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL (ONLINE)
Submit your proposal by Wednesday, March 2, 2018 on the Caring for Our Watersheds website
*Your school must be registered by your before you can submit your proposal.

4. JUDGING TIME
Community judges will mark all proposals (using the Content Scoring Guide). The top 6 proposals will be chosen to compete in the Final Competition & Award Ceremony.

5. FINALISTS PRESENT THEIR IDEAS AT A FINAL COMPETITION & AWARD CEREMONY
The top 6 finalist present a 5 minute verbal presentation on Thursday, April 19, 2017 to a panel of judges, their family and friends. The judges score the presentations using the Verbal Scoring Guide. Every student who participates in the final completion wins a cash reward for themselves and their school.

Prize Amounts
1st Place    2nd Place    3rd Place    4th Place    5th Place    6th Place
$1000         $900            $800           $700          $600           $500

6. MAKE YOUR IDEA A REALITY (OPTIONAL)
 Anyone who submits a proposal is eligible to implement their idea with up to $10,000 available to see their project come to life. 

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 02, 2018
Final Competition & Awards Ceremony: April 25, 2018

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Resources

Student Workbook (PDF)
Content Scoring Guide (PDF)
Verbal Scoring Guide (PDF)
Lower Trent Staff Contact Information
Lower Trent Watershed Report Card (Interactive)
Lower Trent Watershed Report Card (PDF)
Caring for Our Watersheds Website
Eligible Schools 2016