The fourth 2010 MEEC essay contest challenges students in grades K-12 to tell us in 250 words or less “What effect does a healthy forest have on our earth?” Forests serve many functions. Forests renew the oxygen supply in the atmosphere by absorbing atmospheric CO2 and releasing oxygen back into the air, thus moderating the greenhouse effect. Healthy forests provide an environment for many species of plants and animals, thus protecting and sustaining the diversity of nature. These are just some of the things that a healthy forest provides our planet with. For more ideas and information about healthy forests, go to: “Library” or “Environment”
There are FIVE PRIZE CATEGORIES:
Kindergarten Grades 1-2 Grades 3-5 Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12
First, second, and third place winners will be awarded in each category. First place winners will receive $50; second place winners will receive $25; and third place winners will receive $15. Kindergarten winners only will receive a $10 award.
All essays submitted must contain the author’s grade, school and home phone number to be considered. Essay deadline for submission is April 9th at 5:00 PM. Submissions may be mailed or delivered to: MEEC, 14306 Park Ave, Victorville, CA 92392.
Winners will be notified by phone and invited to attend the Award Ceremony presentation at 4:30PM on April 21st at the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District Office in Lancaster. Boeing will also present a special award recognition to all winners. For further information, please call Christie Robinson, MEEC Program Specialist, at: (760) 245-1661 ext 6101/
All submissions become the property of MEEC and the Boeing Company.