Discover Life in America State Science Fair Award Project
Meeting Attendees: Kitty Esco (Chair), Education Program Specialist,
University of Georgia
Georgia Science and Engineering Fair
Donald W. Linzey, Biology Professor, Wytheville Community College
Dublin, Virginia Regional Science Fair Director
Nita Linzey, Dublin, Virginia Regional Science Fair, Special Awards
Time line: 1999 - 2 pilot programs: 1. Georgia Science & Engineering
2. Dublin, Virginia Regional Science Fair
2000 - 7 state participants: Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio
Funding: Dr. John Pickering & Dr. Bill Pickering donating in memory of their parents Dr. & Mrs. E. N. Pickering.
- $2,100.00 total donation divided among the 7 participating states
- $300 for each state
Award Criteria: The most creative and innovative exhibits in the
categories Botany, Environmental Science, and Zoology, exemplifying
field research in natural history and/or conservation biology in the
senior division (grades 9-12).
Awards Given: 1st - $100.00 check to student winner
$100.00 check to student winner's teacher
2nd - $50.00 check to student winner
$50.00 check to student winner's teacher
Honorable Mention - certificates to student and teacher
Working Awards: - 1st place student winner and teacher invited to Great
Smoky Mountains National Park to spend a day with an ATBI
representative, preferably with a research scientist, to demonstrate the
Discover Life in America ATBI Project and the science involved.
- Dr. Don Linzey's book, Mammals of the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park, given as additional prizes.
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