Johnson and Imbroto Announce Environmental Poster Contest for 4th and 5th Graders
Farmingdale, NY – Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Michele Johnson and Councilman Lou Imbroto today announced that the Town will hold an Environmental Poster Contest open to 4th and 5th grade students in the Town of Oyster Bay. The theme of the poster contest will be “How Plastic Pollution Harms Our Waterways.”
“This poster contest is a great way to bring more awareness to a critical issue that we are facing today in our environment,” Councilwoman Johnson said. “These posters will not only help inform those who view them, but the simple act of putting together an entry for the contest will help better inform the students of our Town regarding this issue, and this will be knowledge that they will be able to bring forth with them in their lives to help make a difference as they grow up.”
Students should submit a poster to communicate awareness of how items of plastic litter harm our waterways by illustrating the problem of floatables in our waterways. Submissions should be made on large poster paper, with the top three winning posters to be displayed at a Town facility and showcased in a future Town of Oyster Bay Environmental Newsletter.
“This contest is being co-sponsored by our amazing partners in helping to protect and preserve the environment- The Waterfront Center and Friends of the Bay. Both of these organizations have been a huge asset to the Town in helping to protect and preserve our waterways,” Councilman Imbroto said. “I encourage all 4th and 5th grade students in the Town to participate in this program, as it offers an opportunity not only to win amazing prizes, but also an opportunity to become more educated on the serious issue of plastic pollution in our waterways.”
Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 submissions, with 1st place receiving a private tour of Oyster Bay Harbor aboard a Friends of the Bay vessel, $200 gift certificate for the Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay, a nautical trivia game, and Friends of the Bay apparel. Submission deadline for the contest is Thursday, April 1, 2021, with winners to be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2021.
Students should include an entry form available below along with their poster. Mail or email posters to the Town’s Department of Environmental Resources, Attn: Poster Contest, 29 Spring Street, Oyster Bay NY, 11771. Entries can also be emailed to email@example.com