The Dunn-Seiler Museum is modifying our Cardboard Challenge by going digital! You can MAKE A
DIFFERENCE with the volume of cardboard that is discarded—and help Mississippi (and beyond!) become
a GREENER place by finding a better use of cardboard instead of in a landfill!
We challenge you to find an alternative, creative use for discarded cardboard. Grab that toilet paper
roll before it gets thrown in the garbage, and retrieve those shipping boxes before they are filled with trash
and set out at the curb!
Our NEW DIGITIAL GUIDELINES:
1. Individual or small groups of K-12 students can participate – while maintaining social distancing!
2. Construct an original, unique model from discarded, clean cardboard.
3. Take a photograph of yourself with your cardboard creation! Multiple photographs accepted if needed to fully show
your object. Make sure we can see your creation well!
4. Email the photograph(s) and information to Dr. Renee Clary at RClary@Geosci.MsState.edu by
5pm CDT, April 15, 2020.
5. The following information must be included in the email to be considered: Name(s), Age(s) and Grade(s),
hometown and state of student(s) who created the object, and a brief description of the object.
Parents, also please indicate whether you give Dunn-Seiler Museum permission to post your child’s photo
on our Website and Facebook page if they place in the contest.
The Dunn-Seiler Museum at Mississippi State University will be happy to help with ideas on how to extend
this activity into a Learn from Home unit for your children.
We will announce winners on Earth Day for elementary (K-5), middle (6-8), and high school (7-12) individuals and/or
Please direct any questions to Dr. Renee Clary at RClary@Geosci.MsState.edu .