Announcing Design-a-Stick 2017!

Forest Innovations invites students from elementary schools, middle schools and high schools -- across the United States -- to participate by submitting an entry to the 2017 Design-a-Stick contest.

Innovative entries from young people will be used to design and produce low-cost musical instruments and drumsticks.

Through this contest we hope to bring additional attention to the Sierra Nevada portion of the drought-caused tree mortality catastrophe.

As important, we also strive to support efforts to sustain music education at home, on school campuses, and as part of after-school programs.

Multiple studies directly link music education and aptitude to academic success and successful vocational and professional careers.

Entries will be received through May 12, 2017.

Contest details will be posted at ForestInnovations.org/Contest no later than 12 noon Pacific Time, March 11, 2017.

Good luck to all!