A free, online contest for kids in grades K-5 • March 10 to May 10, 2018
As part of Save the Redwoods League’s Centennial celebration in 2018, we encouraged children in elementary school throughout the country to explore the magic of the redwoods through books, stories, and activities. The inaugural Reading the Redwoods contest ran from March 10-May 10, 2018. In addition to the rewards of reading, prize packages awarded on a weekly basis and culminating in the chance to win a First Prize and Grand Prize.
880 children from across the country engaged in the following activities because of this contest:
Read books with the help of an interactive book list
Listen to stories about trees, forests, and redwoods
Congratulations to Elianna, Emilio & Diego for winning the Grand Prize of:
Accommodations: Three-day, two-night stay for up to five at the Best Western Humboldt Bay Inn, a family-friendly hotel in Old Town Eureka, close to shops, attractions, the Eureka boardwalk and more. Spa, heated pool and lagoon as well as limo service and breakfast included.
Activities during your stay include A) a naturalist tour of Redwood National and State Parks, compliments of Redwood Adventures and B) either a kayak lagoon tour, Humboldt Bay oyster tour, or horseback ride in Redwood National Park, depending on winner interest and seasonal conditions.
Meal for up to five at the Samoa Cookhouse, the oldest lumber mill-style eatery in the West.
Books about the natural world including The Ancient One by T.A. Barron, Tall Tall Tree by Anthony Fredericks, Operation Redwood by S. Terrell French, and Where’s Rodney? by Carmen Bogan – donated by the authors.