Livingston and Gardiner, MT… The Yellowstone Ranger District’s annual “Celebrating Wildflowers” poster drawing and coloring contest is underway. The event is open to all public and home school elementary school children in Park County. Every year the Yellowstone Ranger District sponsors the contest to increase appreciation of wildflowers and awareness of noxious weeds.
Students in kindergarten through second grades get to choose the pattern flower to color using any medium they wish. Students in third through fifth grades need to draw and color their own wildflower posters. Poster and contest information is available at participating schools or by calling or stopping by the Ranger District offices in Livingston or Gardiner.
“All of the elementary schools in Park County are participating and we are excited to have many entries,” said DJ Robb, Custer Gallatin Forest Wildflower Contest Volunteer Coordinator. “The completed posters are due on April 18 or 19 and can be turned in at the Yellowstone Ranger District Office in Livingston. Gardiner schools can turn their posters into the Gardiner Ranger District Office. The District Offices can be reached at (406) 222-1892 or (406) 848-7375.
This annual, local event compliments the nationwide Forest Service “Celebrating Wildflowers” program. The poster coloring and drawing contest provides an exciting, fun and educational event.
For additional information about the “Celebrating Wildflowers” program, please visit www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers.