For this project, you will choose a soil conservation issue affecting our region to research. You will then create a poster to educate your classmates about the issue.
Some examples of possible soil conservation topics include:
- Organic farming practices
- Land use and development issues
- Landfills and waste reduction
- Impact of soil erosion on fish populations in local streams
- Clear-cutting and soil erosion
- Pesticide residues in soil
You may choose one of these or another topic related to soil conservation in our region. Try to narrow your focus to one particular location, event, or aspect within the topic so that you can adequately cover the information. After conducting research, you will design your poster.
Things to keep in mind when designing your poster include:
- Why is this issue important to us
- Images or symbols can be used to represent the various aspects of the issue
- Use the entire poster and design the complete layout before beginning.
- Use large bold words and images to draw viewers’ attention, along with small print or pictures to provide more information.
- Consider who your audience is. What will appeal to and interest your classmates?
- Remember, your goal is to educate others. This means presenting the viewpoints of all groups or people affected by the issue. Who is in involved in this issue? What are their viewpoints and why?
- 3 ways students can impact this issue
When you are finished with your poster, review it and consider these questions:
- Is it clear what my topic is?
- Did I provide enough information about the topic to help someone understand the issue?
- Is the poster interesting and easy to understand?
Make any changes or additions you feel are necessary before presenting your poster.