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Submit a nature haiku and be featured on

Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 01:08 PM Karen Jean Matsko Hood

Your kids getting bored?
Do they have the summer blues?
Then write a haiku!

Take an outdoor vacation!
Beat summer boredom and get little minds ready for their return to the classroom. Enter National Wildlife Federation’s Nature Haiku Contest!

It’s easy and fun! We’re looking for any and all nature-themed haiku poems your family and kids can create. Whether it’s about a summer vacation at the lake or bird-watching in the backyard, we want to hear about it.

A haiku is a simple poem, just like the one above. This Japanese art form consists of three lines, the first of which contains five syllables, the second contains seven syllables and the last line contains five syllables. It doesn’t even need to rhyme!

Winners will be featured on the National Wildlife Federation website! We’ll announce the finalists in the upcoming September Be Out There™ e-newsletter, so be sure you’re signed up to receive this informative and helpful email.

Help your kids experience the outdoors this summer as well as explore their creative side – submit a nature haiku today! But hurry, the deadline for submissions is August 31.

I look forward to hearing from you and your little poet!

Enjoy your summer,

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Jaime Matyas
Executive Vice President, COO and mom
National Wildlife Federation

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