The Otsego County Conservation Association is offering a countywide competitive essay contest. The essay contest, which will send eight middle-school students to DEC Environmental Education Camp next summer.
Working with the Delaware-Otsego Audubon society, OCCA Otsego and Delaware County students ages 11-13 are invited to compete for camperships via the essay contest.
In 750 words or less, they are asked to consider ?why environmental stewardship is important? and to examine why a healthy, well-managed environment is essential to them now and in the future.
Eight winning essays will be chosen: Six from participating Otsego County schools, one from Delaware County entries, and one from Otsego County applicants at large. The deadline for essay submissions is February 15, 2013.
Complete contest rules and requirements are available by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (607) 547-4488.