Teach kids about the environment and win up to $75K in prizes from Scotties

Did you know, that kids who learn about the environment in school perform better overall?

It’s true! According to a study by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation it has been proven that environmental education helps enhance “critical thinking and basic life skills” along with establishing “increased engagement and enthusiasm for learning and reduced discipline and classroom management problems”. Environmental education not only helps students in science, but in other subjects as well, such as reading and math. Scotties Facial Tissues has conducted outdoor classes and tree plantings throughout the country and seen firsthand the passion and excitement from young people when they learn about the world around them.

This is why we are proud to announce the 4th year of the annual Trees Rock video and essay contest. What could be better than helping your classes learn about nature, and potentially win prize money for your school?

The contest, which totals $75,000 in cash prizes, has expanded this year, and now encourages individuals or groups of kids in grades 3, 4, and 5 or 6, 7, and 8 to submit a video about the importance of trees. In each group, the grand prize winner (determined by a national vote) will win $10,000 for their school to use towards a sustainable project. The remaining 10 finalists in both groups will not leave empty-handed either and can walk away with prizes ranging up to $7,000.

Better at writing than video? Essay entries can be submitted online at www.ScottiesTreesRock.com and winners will be announced monthly and be awarded $250 in gift cards.

For more information visit www.ScottiesTreesRock.com. Remember, the entry period ends November 15th, so get those videos and essays in!

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