Storm Water Summit
October 20, 2017
12th Annual Kids' Clean Water Calendar Contest
Nearly 1000 4th and 5th grade students from classes representing 21 schools from across Oakland County participated in the 12th annual Kids’ Clean Water Calendar Contest. The 2017 calendar features the artwork of 12 monthly, 12 special acknowledgment and 24 honorable mention winners. The grand prize winner’s art work is also featured as the cover art for the calendar. This year’s grand prize winner was (information to come). A total of 5,500 calendars were distributed to communities, citizens and participating schools free of charge.
The 12 monthly winning students and their guests were invited to attend an awards ceremony held on December 3, 2016 at the Cranbrook Institute of Science (CIS). A brief program was held for the monthly winners where they received a framed copy of their drawing, took photos with Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash's Liaison - Craig Covey, and had a delicious lunch. CIS graciously donated its facilities for the ceremony and guests were invited to stay and visit the museum after the luncheon.
In addition to calendars to share with family and friends, the monthly winning students received a reusable tote bag filled with prizes including an annual Family Membership to the Cranbrook Science Museum, a gift certificate for the CIS Gift Shop, drawing supplies, a reusable lunch bag and water bottle, as well as educational materials identifying simple steps that the kids and their parents can take to protect and improve water quality. In addition, the grand prize winner received an annual All Access Pass to CIS and a Family Fun Passbook from Oakland County Parks and Recreation! The luncheon, prizes and calendars are graciously funded by Pure Oakland Water.