Schools, classes invited to compete in rain barrel design contest

2014-01-18T17:00:00Z 2014-01-18T18:45:19Z Schools, classes invited to compete in rain barrel design contestTimes Staff nwitimes.com
January 18, 2014 5:00 pm  • 

PORTER COUNTY | Schools in Porter County are invited to participate in the second annual Rain Barrel Design Competition, sponsored by the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County in cooperation with Porter County MS4 communities.

Teachers interested in participating must register for the competition on www.ItMeansTheWorld.org by Jan. 31.

This year, the contest will feature a semifinal judging event at the Porter County Administration Center in Valparaiso. The finalists will move on to compete against barrels designed by classes and schools in Lake and LaPorte counties at the Northwest Indiana Earth Day celebration on April 19.

Winners at the Earth Day celebration will take home classroom cash scholarships.

“Thanks to the Lake County Solid Waste Management District and the LaPorte County Soil and Water Conservation District for spearheading the barrel contests in their counties, we will truly have a tri-county contest at this year’s Earth Day event,” said Donna Stuckert, public education coordinator for the district.

Participants will receive a rain barrel that they can paint or decorate with environmentally friendly materials to illustrate an environmental theme.

All schools, public and private, and all grades are invited to participate Limitations include one barrel per school.

For more information, contact Donna at the district, (219) 465-3819.

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