The Young Naturalist Awards is a research-based science competition for students in grades 7-12 to promote participation and communication in science.Learn more about the Young Naturalist Awards and how your students can conduct their own investigations in the natural world.
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Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Award
The Young Naturalist Awards is pleased to announce the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Award for the 2015 competition. The award 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 the student whose investigation demonstrates close observation, thoughtful analysis, and deep appreciation of the biodiversity, ecology, and habitats found in the natural world. 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.
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