Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - January/February 2011 - (Page 30)

Opportunities and Resources in the Science of Water This list features excellent opportunities available to middle and high school students, but it is not exhaustive. Be sure to visit our website at for links to summer programs, additional competitions, and more recommended websites. ACAdEMiC CoMPEtitions Action for Nature International Young Eco-Hero Awards Students ages 8–16 complete individual projects concerning environmental advocacy, research, or protection. Cash prizes are awarded. (415) 421-2640; country) ages 14–17 work together over the Internet to identify a solution that addresses some aspect of climate change and the future of energy. A total of $60,000 in prizes and scholarships will be awarded to winners. (802) 472-3200; national grand prize winners and an international winner are awarded a trip to Washington, DC; other prizes include books, art supplies, and certificates. (510) 548-7636; The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Awards Brower Youth Awards Activists ages 13–22 who have demonstrated outstanding leadership on a project with a positive environmental or social impact may apply. Six winners receive a $3,000 cash prize, a trip to California for the award ceremony and wilderness camping trip, and ongoing access to resources and opportunities to further their work at Earth Island Institute. (415) 788-3666 x144; Ten winners ages 8–18 who have worked on projects focused on helping their communities or protecting the health and sustainability of the environment receive $2,500 to apply to their higher education or their service project. Entrants must be nominated by an adult who has solid knowledge of the nominee’s project. Schools may apply for this award, which recognizes the efforts of students in grades K–12 who are working to protect and preserve the environment through an environmental project. Eight winning schools receive $10,000 and a trip for three students to one of the SeaWorld or Busch Gardens parks; students are also awarded trophies, certificates, and shirts. (877) 792-4332; www. National Ocean Sciences Bowl Canon Envirothon Teams of students in grades 9–12 demonstrate their knowledge of soils and land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and a current environmental issue (2010: Protection of Groundwater). Winning teams advance to the Canon Envirothon to compete for scholarships and prizes. First- through tenth-place winners receive scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $1,000, as well as trophies and Canon products. See page 10 for an article about this competition. (800) 825-5547; Teams of high school students from across the nation participate in a timed competition in which they answer questions about the marine sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics, and geology. Regional winners advance to the national finals, where first- through fourthplace teams win prizes and trips to places such as Costa Rica, Bermuda, and Hawaii. Participating students are also eligible to apply for internships and scholarships through the competition. (202) 232-3900; Stockholm Junior Water Prize Students in grades 9–12 conduct waterrelated projects and compete at the state, national, and then international level for cash prizes. See page 16 for an article about this program. (703) 684-2454; WEb sitEs All About Water Learn about water treatment alternatives, bottled water, water facts, the perils of chlorine, and more. Our World Underwater Competition Earthwatch Student Challenge Awards High schools nominate gifted students ages 16–18 for this fellowship, which allows recipients to spend two or three weeks assisting scientists with natural science field research, ranging from botany and ecology to astronomy and microbiology. (800) 776-0188; www.earthwatch. org/aboutus/education/studentopp/scap Entrants of any age are invited to submit still photographs or video in this highly competitive international contest. Prizes are awarded in multiple categories, and include diving packages, equipment, books, and gift certificates. Competitions/Our-World-Underwater-2010 American Rivers Find out which are America’s most endangered rivers, investigate rivers in your region, and learn how to help the rivers in your community. Bureau of Reclamation: Lower Colorado Region-Hoover Dam River of Words Art and Poetry Contest Global Challenge Award International teams of four high school students (two U.S. and two from another The largest youth poetry competition in the world, this contest encourages students ages 5–19 to explore the natural and cultural history of their local watersheds and to express, through poetry and art, what they discover. Eight Hoover Dam: the story; the questions; the answers; the website. Census of Marine Life Here you’ll find a consuming array of information on the earth’s oceans, including photographs taken during the 10-year-long Census of Marine 30 imagine Jan/feb 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - January/February 2011

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - January/february 2011
Big Picture
In My Own Words
Becoming Environmentally Eloquent
Bacteria vs. Polystyrene: Getting the Toxins Out
Feat of Clay
What Lies Beneath
Clean & Green?
Ocean Embrace
Selected Opportunities & Resources
Making the Most of Public School
Word Wise
One Step Ahead
Exploring Career Options
Off the Shelf
Planning Ahead for College
Students Review
Creative Minds Imagine
Mark Your Calendar
Knossos Games

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - January/February 2011