I was honoured to be asked recently to serve as a judge for the regional intermediate schools science fair.
Back in May I posted about some innovative school programming we were doing, including a project at Wanganui Intermediate School called "The Science of Sustainability." That project highlighted much of the ways we use science here on the Eco-Thrifty Renovation to heat our home and water, and to grow food organically. The idea was to make science relevant to students and also solution oriented. Thanks to the amazing teachers at WIS, there was an entire category at the science fair for environmental science projects.
These are just the finalists in the environmental category from
all the regional intermediate schools.
I judged 12 projects and they were all excellent. It was hard picking out three for awards. Here are some of the cool ideas the students came up with.