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AIR, AIR EVERYWHERE 2012 POETRY CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

June 12, 2012

MADISON - Two Eagle River Elementary School students were the winners of a poetry contest this May to celebrate Clean Air Month.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sponsors the contest for third through fifth grade students across Wisconsin. As part of the Air, Air Everywhere air education activity guide, students wrote poems and riddles on what they learned about air and how air quality affects peoples' health and the health of the environment.

"We received many excellent entries and appreciate the creativity and hard work of all the students that participated," said Lindsay Haas, DNR air education specialist.

Abby Ahlborn and Morgan Phillipich took first place in the competition with their winning riddle:

Can You Guess?

I'm usually very quiet but not always.
Nobody can live without me.
I'm one of nature's best friends,
but cars and gas hurt me,
we are like enemies.
Plants keep me going and I keep you going.
Can you guess what I am?

Answer: Air

More information on the Air, Air Everywhere guide and the contest runners up area available on the DNR's Environmental Education for Kids -- EEK! website.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsay Haas, 262-574-2113

Last Revised: Tuesday, June 12, 2012




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