The Berks County Conservation District is excited to announce its second Paint the Rain School Competition. The competition is open to all Berks County schools grades 9-12 (this includes private, public, charter, home and/or online based education institutions).
The Berks County Conservation District will provide each participating class or school club with one rain barrel, a gift card for $25 (to help with the cost of painting supplies), and an in-classroom presentation/technical support visit from the Berks County Conservation District. All competitors must paint the rain barrel in the 2017 theme of “Healthy Soils are Full of Life” and complete the associated education program. The Application Form (electronic or printed) must be received at the Berks County Conservation District no later than 5pm on Friday, December 23, 2016. Painted Rain Barrels must be ready to be picked up by the Berks County Conservation District no later than 5pm Friday, April 14, 2017. The Berks County Conservation District will make arrangements with you to pick up the rain barrel.
Judging will occur on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Berks County Agricultural Center from 11AM to 7PM (located at 1238 County Welfare Road Leesport, PA 19533). The top three prizes will be awarded with recognition described in the Prizes and Judging Section. The formal recognition event will be held Monday October 23rd, 2017 at the Berks County Conservation District/Farm Service Agency Annual Awards and Scholarship Banquet.
On April 21, 2017, the rain barrels will be “auctioned” off to interested individuals, with proceeds going to the Berks County Conservation District Scholarship fund, which supports students interested in majoring in environmental education in college.
For further program description, contest rules, and application forms, please click here.