Stewardship Week was established in 1955 by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) to bring attention to the stewardship of our country's natural resources.
It is celebrated each year from the last Sunday in April to the first Sunday in May. Conservation districts host field days, workshops, and other events to demonstrate the benefits of conservation and encourage the responsible use of resources.
Outreach materials and suggestions for activities to celebrate Stewardship Week may be found on NACD's website.
GACDS sponsors an annual poster contest in conjunction with the National Conservation Poster Contest. The contest provides students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues through art. It also highlights the educational outreach efforts of conservation districts and their state associations, auxiliaries and agencies. The contest follows the annual Stewardship theme.
NACD 2014 Poster Contest: Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil
2013 Stewardship Week Theme:"Where does your water shed?"
2012 "Soil to Spoon"
2011 "Forests for People: More than you can imagine!"
Information for students and teachers, contest rules, and judging criteria are available on NACD's Poster Contest page. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (706) 552-4470 if you have questions about the GACDS Poster Contest.