Sunday, January 30, 2011

Middle and High School Students in United States and Canada Invited to Apply for Young Naturalists Awards

The American Museum of Natural History and the ALCOA Foundation are accepting applications for the Young Naturalist Awards from middle and high school students (grades 7 to 12) across the United States and Canada.

The inquiry-based research competition was created to promote active participation in the sciences and stimulate youth to explore science careers. The program encourages students to independently explore the natural world and pursue in-depth scientific research in the areas of biology, Earth science, ecology, and astronomy. Contestants form hypotheses, conduct research, plan experiments, gather data, and report their findings in an essay.

Twelve winning students will be honored at a ceremony at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Winners will receive a scholarship as well as paid trip to the awards ceremony, where they will meet with scientists and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum. In addition, winning contestants will have their essays featured on the AMNH Web site.
Visit the AMNH Web site for complete program guidelines and the essays of previous competition winners.

Link to Complete RFP

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