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2014 Clean Air Month
Air, Air, Everywhere
Poetry Contest for
3rd, 4th, & 5th-grade students

Congratulations to the 2014 Clean Air Month
Poetry Contest Winners!

May is Clean Air Month. Celebrate with DNR's Air, Air Everywhere Poetry Contest!

Help DNR celebrate Clean Air Month this May be leading your students through an activity (or more than one) from the Air, Air Everywhere Teacher's Activity Guide, which aims to teach 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students about air quality and the importance of clean air.

Teachers, please submit original poems and riddles created by your students as part of the Where's the Air? activity to the Wisconsin DNR. The winning poem (and two runners-up) will be featured on the Wisconsin DNR EEK!-Environmental Education for Kids website The winner will receive an award certificate and a class set of "it all adds up to cleaner air" solar calculators to share with his/her classmates. The teacher of the winning students will receive a certificate for a free Project WILD or Project Wet workshop.


  • Open to all 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students in Wisconsin
  • Teachers can submit up to three entries per class
  • Any form of original poetry or riddle is acceptable. Entry must be 200 words or less and describe air and/or the importance of clean air
  • Writing MUST be the original work of the student
  • Each entry must include the name of the author, their teacher, the teacher’s e-mail and phone number and the school address
  • E-mail entries to: Lindsay.Haas@wisconsin.gov
  • Or mail to: Lindsay Haas, Wisconsin DNR,141 NW Barstow Street, Rm. 180,Waukesha, WI 53188
  • Entries must be received by Friday, May 16th, 2014 to be eligible. Contest entries will not be returned and will become the property of the contest sponsor. Teachers of the winning students will be notified by May 30th, 2014.

As part of the Where’s the Air? activity, students will complete simple sensory experiments to discover the characteristics of air and then write a poem or riddle describing air.

Download the complete Air, Air Everywhere guide which includes ten activities.

View these YouTube videos on wind power and transportation.

For more information about air education contact, Lindsay Haas, (262) 574-2113.

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