National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)

Stewardship Week & Poster Contest

NACD Stewardship Week is one of the largest national programs to promote natural resource conservation. Celebrated annually since 1955 between the last Sunday in April and the first Sunday in May, NACD Stewardship Week reminds us of our individual responsibilities to care for natural resources.

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How do I sign my classroom up to participate?

1) Fill out the form at the bottom of this page
2) Booklets, materials and an activity schedule of how to celebrate Stewardship Week will be sent to you. *All materials are completely free.*
3) You as the teacher, will be able to use the materials how you see fit in your classroom throughout the week.

What type of materials will be provided for Stewardship Week?

The Larimer Conservation District and NACD will provide booklets for each student, bookmarks, educational PowerPoint presentation describing this year's theme, videos, national poster contest guidelines and much more! 

Tell me more about the Poster Contest!

The annual NACD and NACD Auxiliary Poster Contest provides students from kindergarten through 12th grade the chance to have their art displayed as part of a national conservation outreach initiative. Each year, the winning posters reflect NACD’s annual Stewardship theme and highlight the work of conservation districts and their state conservation associations, auxiliaries and agencies to protect and enhance natural resources.

The contest starts at the district level; winners advance to the state level, and then to the national level, where they receive recognition at NACD’s annual meeting.

The poster contest is open to public, private and home-schooled students. The top three posters in each category of the national contest will receive monetary prizes. First-place winners will receive $200; second place winners will receive $150 and third place winners will receive $100. The NACD Auxiliary – through their quilt project proceeds, the Country Store at the NACD Annual Meeting and individual donors – sponsor prizes at the national level.

Questions? Please contact stewardship@nacdnet.org, fill out the form below, or visit the Official Poster Contest Page.

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