2018 Northwoods’ Invasive Species Poster Contest
Take a look at the 2018 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winning posters and Best of Show winning poster.
4th Grade Winners
Evelyn Ralph Christopher Cluppert Braedon McMahon
Phillips Elementary AV/W Elementary AV/W Elementary
5th Grade Winners
Adrienne Konneker Jordon Opsal Emma Deede
Mercer Elementary Central Intermediate Nativity of our Lord School
6th Grade Winners
Haily Finckler Xavier Fox Anneka Hoegen
Northwestern School C L Robinson School Northwestern School
7th and 8th Grade Winners
Hannah Rumney Sierra Woodford Caleb Norton
James Williams James Williams Prairie River School
Middle School Middle School
4th Grade Honorable Mention
5th Grade Honorable Mention
6th Grade Honorable Mention
7th & 8th Grade Honorable Mention
Slogan Winners & Slogans
JOIN US IN 2019 FOR THE NEXT NORTHWOODS’ INVASIVE SPECIES POSTER CONTEST. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR DETAILS COMING IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.
The primary goal of this contest is to educate students in 4th – 8th grades about aquatic and terrestrial invasive species that impact our Northwoods’ Counties.
Posters entries are due by 4:00 p.m. on a Tuesday in May, 2019 not yet determined. Complete entry forms must be attached to the back of the poster. For contest information, entry forms, poster drop-off locations, and more,keep an eye out here for the new 2019 brochure (coming at a later date!)
CHOOSING A TOPIC
It’s never too early to choose a topic for your poster. It will help you gain a better understanding of how invasive species can harm our woods, lakes, rivers, and streams and there are many from which to choose. Perhaps bringing awareness to that invasive will help keep it out of your area.
Examples of some of the many invasive species topics include:
(click on each species to open its fact sheet)
BANDED MYSTERY SNAILS
CHINESE MYSTERY SNAILS
DIDYMO (ROCK SNOT)
EURASIAN WATER MILFOIL
NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL
PHRAGMITES (COMMON REED)
SPINY WATER FLEAS
YELLOW FLOATING HEART
(additional AIS resources)
DON’T FORGET ABOUT TERRESTRIAL INVASIVE SPECIES
There are many terrestrial invasive species to choose from. Even choosing an invasive that may currently not be where you live is a learning experience. If you are interested in being a part of this contest, talk to your teachers!
All students grades 4th – 8th who attend public, private, or home schools in Wisconsin are welcome to participate. Currently, our poster contest covers 18 counties, representing a large part of Northern Wisconsin! Click on the map for a larger view.
Thank you to UW Extension Lakes and Golden Sands RC&D for the use of their AIS Quick Guides. Visit them at www.uwsp.edu/uwexlakes/clmn or www.goldensandsrcd.org/our-work/water