Cranbrook Institute of Science hosted a Saturday luncheon for the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s 2010 Kids’ Clean Water Calendar Contest on December 4, 2010.
The calendar contest is one way Commissioner John P. McCulloch and his staff educate children in Oakland County about the importance of protecting the environment is through the annual calendar contest. By giving children the opportunity to take an active part in researching the calendar subject matter, the WRC is helping to educate local children, who in turn, educate others around them.
The focus of the contest is educating children and the public about the importance of clean water. This year’s subject matter is: Kids – We Can All Help Protect Oakland County’s Rivers, Lakes and Streams. The annual event is was open to Oakland County fourth and fifth-grade students. Entries were judged on the effectiveness of the message, creativity, educational aspects and uniqueness. Twelve month winners were selected and their art featured on the pages of the popular calendar.
The WRC has received generous donations from the Great Lake Guardians to assist in calendar printing, prizes for the winners and the award ceremony at the Cranbrook Institute of Science. The Great Lakes Guardians is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of precious water resources.