2012 Thacher Environmental Research Contest – Grades 9-12 (Due April 16)
From the movement of Hurricane Irene up the east coast of the United States to images of ice receding in polar regions, scientists and decision-makers rely upon satellites and other observing instruments to understand the extent and impact of environmental changes. The 2012 Thacher Environmental Research Contest, held by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, provides students grades 9-12 the opportunity to conduct innovative research on our changing planet. Students must demonstrate the best uses of the latest geospatial tools and data.
The best projects will receive cash awards in the amount of $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place. Individuals or teams of up to four students may submit entries. Winners will also be featured in an Encyclopedia of the Earth article. In addition to the student prizes, teachers, or adult “coaches” of the winning students will receive a $200 Amazon gift card. For more information, please visit http://www.strategies.org/education/index.aspx?sub=education&sub2=scholars&sub3=scholars2012.