The intent of the poster contest is to promote ways to increase awareness of the connection between transportation and the environment by engaging K-5th grade school children within the Central Texas region. The purpose is to see through these young minds how they would use Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills to design safe transportation solutions and alternatives that would in turn improve the human and natural environment. Since transportation impacts the human and natural environment in many ways including safety and the environment, the contest winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22.
Also, in addition to bringing awareness to the link between transportation and the human and natural environment, this poster contest will hopefully open the communication lines between students, teachers, and parents regarding future transportation career choices and the importance of transportation on our daily lives.
The Sustainable Transportation and Environment Partnership (STEP) will award one GRAND PRIZE and five HONORABLE MENTION winners for each of two categories: