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GRL Park Rangers announce water safety poster contest

Park Ranger Andrea Davis is working with ACES art teacher Rachel Waggener to coordinate a water safety poster contest with the students.

Davis and another Park Ranger, Cole Upton, visited with ACES students on Monday morning, April 18, to provide information about the contest. The entire 5th grade will participate, and they will have 2 weeks to complete posters that highlight the theme: "No Matter the Season, Water Safety is Always Important".

Ranger Davis says, "We hope that all other posters will be displayed somewhere in the school. We are very excited about this project and the partnership with the school- we hope the kids will enjoy it and can't wait see their creativity!"


Four winners will be chosen, one grand prize winner and three runner ups. The grand prize winner will have their poster framed and hung in the Corps Visitor Center for all visitors to see. The three runner ups will have their posters hung in the Corps' three campground bulletin boards for all incoming campers to view. Each winner will also receive a lifejacket provided by the Friends of Green River Lake non-profit group. The Friends group will also be paying for the framing of the grand prize winner's poster.

Contest Rules:

  • -Entries should illustrate the importance of being safe around the water any time of year and wearing a life jacket.
  • -Design must include the wording of the theme: "No Matter the Season, Water Safety is Always Important!"
  • -Only one entry per student.
  • -Design must be hand drawn (no computer generated designs) and can use multiple medias.
  • -Only original artwork created by the student will be accepted, no copyrighted images or characters are allowed as part of the design.
  • -All winning posters will become the property of the Corps and may be publicly displayed in the Visitor Center or campgrounds.
  • -Deadline to submit to a teacher is Friday, April 29, 2022


This story was posted on 2022-04-18 14:49:56
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ACES fifth graders learning about water safety



2022-04-19 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
ACES fifth graders seated in the gym around Park Rangers Andrea Davis and Cole Upton learned about basic water safety Monday.

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