K-12 students, join the SPEAK OUT: Youth Earth Day Challenge!

Show your care for the earth through a poem or a short audio message and you will be entered in a drawing to win an outdoor adventure! The Eco-School Network will select one winner who will choose their pick between: a Canoe Rental on the Willamette for two, Goat Yoga for two, or mountain biking at the Lumberyard!

Teachers – you can download a flyer here. Teachers who complete the challenge with their class will win a $20 gift card to Powell’s Books. We have 6 remaining! Please contact Rachel Willis (rachel@ecoschoolnetwork.org) to claim one.

Poetry Option

Oregon’s poet laureate, Kim Stafford, will weave lines of student poems together in a new work! The poem can be as short as one line and as long as one page. Your poem will be read to adult leaders – what would you like to tell them? Answer one or both of the questions below.

  • What worries you about the future of our Earth? Start each stanza of your poem with: “I worry…”
  • What is your hope for the future of our planet? What change do you invite grown ups to make with you? Start each stanza of your poem with: “Together, we can…”

Submit your poem by completing the Google form here.

Audio Option

All entries must be a digital audio file (can be recorded with Voice Memo on iPhones or your student can call and leave a voicemail message at this number: 503-960-5252). The length of the recording should not exceed 40 seconds. Your entry should respond to one or both of the following questions:

  • What do you love about the Earth? Describe a specific place in nature – what do you feel when you are there?
  • If you could write a thank you note to the Earth, what would it say?

Submit your audio message by completing the Google form here.

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