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2019 Art Contest Underway

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The 2019 Kids Art Contest has officially begun. If you're not familiar with our annual art contest, students create and submit their artwork of how they help keep the air and water clean, conserve water and energy, and reduce waste. The 16 students that submit the best artwork can win a Samsung tablet or laptop. The teacher of the student who wins the grand prize will also win a tablet. Prizes are made possible through a donation from Samsung Austin Semiconductor. We invite you to encourage your students to participate in this year's contest.  We can't wait to see their artwork!

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Support Texas Students by Voting for Your Favorite Videos

Vote for Your Favorite Video

Many Texas students worked hard to create their videos for the Take Care of Texas Video Contest, and we’re excited to present you with the finalists! Now it's time to pick your favorites. Please support these hard-working young people by casting your ballot. Pick one video from each age group, 6th - 8th and 9th - 12th grades. Once you’ve voted, help spread the word and get others to join in the fun! Voting runs through Jan. 24.

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Resources for School Energy Conservation

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Schools spend more on energy than any other expense besides personnel. More than books, more than computers, more than school buses—making conservation and efficiency in schools very important.  We'd like to offer some ideas and resources on how you can conserve energy and save your school money.

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Benefits of Starting Your Own School Garden

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School gardens are a great way for students to have a multi-sensory learning experience while combining various subject matters.  In this article we review the benefits of school gardening along with some resources to help you get started with your own school garden project.

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Pledge to Take Care of Texas for a Chance to Win

Pledge Contest

Pledging to Take Care of Texas is its own reward. But if you do it before January 25th, you'll also have a chance to win a $100 gift card provided by H-E-B. Just complete and submit the pledge form and select "Contest" in the "How did you hear about us?" field.

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