Dear California Educators and Parents,
You are invited to join third, fourth and fifth grade teachers and parents throughout California in the 2011 California Arbor Week Poster Contest.
The contest theme, “Trees Are Worth It”, is designed to increase your students’ knowledge about the important roles of trees and the many benefits they provide our communities.
A poster contest booklet, designed to explain the theme and all the details of the contest, can be downloaded from our website at http://californiareleaf.org/programs/arborweek. To help you introduce the contest theme, you will find lesson plans that meet national science standards and are can be easily used in your curriculum plans. Submissions must be received by February 1, 2011.
We look forward to seeing your students’ original artwork and hearing about how you were able to incorporate the lesson plans into your classroom activities. Thank you for helping teach California students about the importance of our community trees. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 497-0037. California ReLeaf, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and the California Community Forests Foundation wish you the best of luck and a happy Arbor Week!