John Muir Essay & Poster Contest in Napa County
By John Stephens
Hundreds of Napa County students in grades K-12 will participate in the
eighth annual John Muir Essay Contest in celebration of John Muir's
birthday and Earth Day. Six hundred dollars in prizes will be awarded.
The ever popular event raises awareness that many of our surrounding Oak
woodlands are threatened with being bulldozed and replaced with
vineyards and home sites and that native species are being pushed back
to increasingly smaller enclaves.
Under the supervision of their teachers, students in grades K-6 will
create a poster of their vision of "Our Beautiful Napa Hillsides." Any
medium may be used. Middle and highschool students will write a 400 word
(maximum) essay "What Is Nature."
At the presentation ceremony on May first (1998), a City Official will
congratulate students and award the checks. Beaming Sierra Club members
and proud parents and grandparents will be on hand to make this an event
the students will remember for years.
For more information: contact:
John Stephens, Napa County Group Conservation Chair
Source: "John Muir Essay & Poster Contest in Napa County",
Sierra Club Redwood Chapter Newsletter
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