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THE REALLY GREAT OUTDOORS

Science and ELA Activities GRADES 6–8

Winners
Announced
for 2020 Details Below

Inspire your students to appreciate living landscapes with these ready-to-go science resources on ecosystems and the health benefits of nature.

Lessons & Activities

PRINTABLE Student
Graphic Story
GRADES 6–8 DOWNLOAD STORY
TEACHING GUIDE Science and ELA Lessons
and Activities
GRADES 6–8 DOWNLOAD GUIDE
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BONUS LESSON & ACTIVITY Protecting Pollinators
 
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The (Really) Great Outdoors Contest 2020

Entry Requirements

1. Have students write and/or draw with accompanying text a nature space their community could use.
2. Explain what elements they need in their space, their purpose, and how the space will benefit the community.
3. Make sure each entry is no more than three pages and includes the student’s name, grade, school, state, teacher name, and teacher email.

Any art must be accompanied by written text to be eligible.

Amazing Cash Prizes!

Grand Prize
Student: $2,500
Teacher: $750
School: $750
1st Prize
Student: $2,000
Teacher: $500
School: $500
2nd Prize
Student: $1,500
Teacher: $250
School: $250
3rd Prize
Student: $750
Teacher: $125
School: $125

Plus additional prizes for your school!

Two Ways to Enter

ENTER ONLINE

Teachers can upload
student entries.
SUBMIT ENTRIES ONLINE

ENTER BY MAIL

Mail student entries to:
The (Really) Great Outdoors Contest,
Scholastic, 557 Broadway, 3rd Floor,
New York, NY 10012
DEADLINE: EXTENDED TO APRIL 6, 2020

For further information on the contest, including online entries, judging criteria, and prizes, please see Official Rules.
Need help or have questions?
Email us or call 1-800-SCHOLASTIC (1-800-724-6527).

The Really Great Outdoors

2020 CONTEST WINNERS

Grand Prize Trophy

Grand Prize Rylee T., Grade 8,
Memphis, TN

Rylee’s visualized themed garden includes four distinct areas for various activities, including specially designated places for children, pets, photography and art, contemplation and exercise.

First Prize Trophy

First Prize Waverly A.P., Grade 6,
Richmond, VA

Waverly described and illustrated a “creativity nature park” for teens and tweens laid out in the shape of a tree trunk with branches.

Second Prize Trophy

Second Prize Abigail P., Grade 7,
Newbury Park, CA

Abigail’s essay and drawing featured an outdoor park with carefully curated plants for California’s environment,
including those to help
combat wildfires.

Third Prize Trophy

Third Prize Kaden K., Grade 8,
Newbury Park, CA

Kaden’s essay and drawing described a “true pure nature” park, where visitors would set aside their electronics so they could appreciate nature more fully.

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