Poster and speech
For more than 50 years, the National Association of Soil Conservation Districts (NACD) have sponsored a national program to encourage Americans to focus on stewardship. Each year, Idaho's conservation districts participate in a Poster and Speech contest, utilizing the current NACD theme. Winning entries will be selected by your local conservation district and sent to the division and state levels for judging.
The theme for NACD's 2019 Poster and Speech Contest is:
"Life in the Soil: DIG DEEPER"
Soil is a dirty topic, but everyone needs to learn more about it! Soil is the foundation for many of the items we use in our daily life, such as food, clothing, clean water, homes and more. Healthy soil equals healthy food, which equals a healthy you. Don’t treat your soil like dirt! Contact your local conservation district to help you care for your soil.
Designing a poster and researching the theme can give you a voice in your community on important conservation issues. Posters capture people’s attention and tell important stories in a language that everyone can understand. They inspire, increase awareness, and encourage us to work together to protect our natural resources for present and future generations.
DID YOU KNOW?
Soils are alive!
Lots of bugs, worms and other critters live in the soil. Some are so small you need a hand lens or microscope to see them. They are a good sign that you have healthy soil. These bugs make holes that help water and air get deep into the soil. THOUSANDS of living organisms can be found in one square inch of soil! Soil is an amazing substance.
Soils are the foundation for EVERYTHING that we are and do. It can take up to 1,000 years for an inch of soil to form. We need to protect it. Taking good care of our soil is the best way to make sure that we have the soil we need for food, water, air, clothes and many other things. Nutritious and good food can only be produced if our soils are healthy living soils.
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