2014 Thacher Environmental Research Contest

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies is pleased to invite U.S. high school students to participate in the 2014 Thacher Environmental Research Contest. This annual contest allows students the opportunity to show off their science and technology skills by submitting research projects focused on the use of remote sensing and analysis tools. Students are asked to identify a U.S. protected area of interest, and design a research project that identifies why the area is unique, why it significantly contributes to our society, how this area has changed over time, and ways remote sensing and geospatial tools can be used to monitor these environmental treasures.

Cash Awards from $200 to $2,000

Participation is open to all U.S. students in grades 9-12. Entries may be submitted by individuals or student teams. Three cash prizes will be presented, with the first place student or team receiving $2,000, along with a feature in the magazine Apogeo Spatial. In addition to prizes for the winning students, the teacher/coach of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entrants will receive a $200 Amazon.com gift card.

Entries must be postmarked or emailed by May 5, 2014

For full contest rules and to enter, please visit http://bit.ly/Lt6CnN.

This year's contest also has two new aspects:

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Wilderness Act, the focus is on studying protected areas (e.g., National Parks, Wildlife Refuges).

The winning entry will be published in the summer issue of Apogeo Spatial (a nice addition to a student's college application).

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 5:00pm
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Fee for participation: 

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