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Young Naturalist Awards



2014 Young Naturalist Awards Winners, Finalists and Semifinalists


The Young Naturalist Awards is a research-based science competition for students in grades 7-12 to promote participation and communication in science.


Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Young Naturalist Award

The Young Naturalist Awards is pleased to announce a new award for the 2014 competition that honors the legacy of visionary conservationist Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt's lifelong passion for nature led him to become America's greatest conservation president. To commemorate his legacy, the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Award will be presented to an urban student whose investigation demonstrates close observation, thoughtful analysis, and deep appreciation of the biodiversity, ecology, and habitats found in an urban environment. The winning essay will be selected from the pool of Young Natural Award entrants and will be evaluated according to the same criteria. There is no separate submission process. 


Frequently Asked Questions



Contest Guidelines

  1. Select A Project
    Scientific discovery begins with a question.
  2. Read The Rules
    Learn about how to prepare your entry for submission.
  3. Submit Your Entry
    Get ready to send your entry to the contest!

Learn more about the Young Naturalist Awards and how you or your students can conduct your own investigations in the natural world.




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