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Students challenged to show river impact

The Camp Verde Journal of Camp Verde, Arizona

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The Verde Natural Resource Conservation District and NAU Watershed Research Education Program have announced the Verde River Web Challenge.

Every student in the class must research and write an essay about how a river community impacts the river as a resource, including plants, animals, people, businesses, agriculture and utilities.

They also create one picture based on research — display text and pictures from individual students on a Class Boards showing the connections or "web" among members of the river community.

Posters are due by Thursday, April 9. Mail or bring entries to NRCD Ed Center Office, located at Cottonwood Middle School, 500 E. Mingus Ave., room 809. The winning class will be notified Monday, April 13.

Two local classes will win a free river trip on the Verde River, including equipment, transportation fees and lunch. River dates are May 12 or 14.

Also, grades 1 through 12 may enter the Pop-Up poster contest in cooperation with the Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival. The winning class at each level will receive a free field trip to Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Grade levels are first through third, fourth and fifth, sixth through eighth, and ninth through 12th.

Students will be led on a professionally guided bird walk and engage in a "bird" art project. All winners receive a free lunch.

Entries are due by 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 1. Drop off locations include Dead Horse Ranch State Park or NRCD Ed Center office at Cottonwood Middle School. Winners will be notified Friday, April 3. The field trip and lunch to Dead Horse Ranch State Park will be Thursday, April 23.

Contest guidelines and entry forms are available by calling NRCD Ed Center Director Lynda Zanolli at 963-0238.

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Original Publication Date: March 25, 2015

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