Join us in congratulating two students from the Art and Ecology class at the Hub on the Innovation Campus for placing in the Franklin County Conservation poster contest. Will, an 8th-grade student, received 3rd place and Sarah, also in 8th-grade, received an honorable mention. There were over 900 students from six different school districts, who submitted work. The theme was ‘Healthy forests, healthy communities.’
The theme this year focused on the importance of trees, reminding us how vital they are to our world. As the biggest plants on the planet, trees absorb carbon from the atmosphere, stabilize the soil, filter water, provide healthy habitat for wildlife and offer many additional benefits – for nature, people and biodiversity. Not only is it necessary to protect existing trees and plant new ones, but it’s also important to advocate and educate about trees and forest conservation within our community.