Schools in Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties are invited to participate in the third annual School Rain Barrel Design Competition that will take place at the 2015 Northwest Indiana Earth Day 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Porter County Expo Center on April 18.
All schools, public and private, and all grades can participate. Teachers must register for the competition on www.ItMeansTheWorld.org by Feb. 13 or before the competition is filled, whichever comes first. Only one barrel allowed per school.
Participants will receive a rain barrel that they can paint or decorate with environmentally-friendly materials to illustrate an environmental theme.
Barrels will be judged by the visitors attending the Northwest Indiana Earth Day 10th Anniversary Celebration between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 18 at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Rd., Valparaiso.
Awards will be given in each of two categories:
1) Elementary and 2) Middle, intermediate and high school. Winners will receive classroom cash scholarships.
The competition is sponsored by the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County in cooperation with MS4 communities.
For more information, call 219-465-3819.