Contest for Kids and Classrooms K-6

Aqua Duck Says: Got Waste? Put It In The Right Place!

Help us get the word out on how to safely get rid of hazardous waste!

Create a project that shows why getting rid of waste the right way is important!

Three Contest Categories: Poster, Story or Poem, Video

Each grade level will have one classroom winner and one individual winner. Individual winners will get a Whiz Kids gift card and have their work published online and on KSPS Public Television. Winning classrooms will receive a gift pack of books, DVDs and other fun items. One winning classroom will also get a digital tablet.

Project Guidelines:

Your project needs to explain or depict how can help with all kinds of waste, or you can choose one kind of waste and explain or depict how to safely get rid of it.

Your project must have the following in order to qualify:


The phrase, "Got waste? Put it in the right place"


The web site address:


Why is it important to put waste in the proper, safe place


A picture of Aqua Duck or say his name


Judging Guidelines

All work must include entry form, be original, contain correct information and include the 4 items listed above. Posters must be no smaller than 8.5 x 11 inches. You may enter individually or as part of a class.

All entries will become proerty of KSPS Public Television and will not be returned. Questions? Email or call 800-735-2377


Mail or Email to: KSPS Aquifer Contest, 3911 S Regal St, Spokane WA 99223, EMAIL:

Brought to you by: KSPS and the Spokane Joint Aquifer Board

Winners From Previous Contests


Spokane Aquifer Education


Looking for info on properly disposing of household or business hazardous waste? Spokane Waste Directory


KSPS and Spokane Aquifer Joint Board present Aquifer Workshops

Support from the Spokane Aquifer Joint Board provides KSPS with the resources to educate our community and our classrooms on ways to preserve the aquifer. The popular workshops, presented by Kristen Zimmer, teach young students about our most precious regional resource: the Spokane Valley - Rathdrum Prairie aquifer. Children are presented with hands-on, inquiry based lessons about how to keep the aquifer clean and sustainable.  

Educators — To schedule an Aquifer Workshop for your classroom, please contact Kristen Zimmer  today.


Aqua Duck and the Aquifer Protection Team

River image source: Spokane Valley-Rathdram Prairie Aquifer Atlas, 2009