1999 Winning Essays
Twelve winning essays from the 1999 contest year of the Young Naturalist Awards by students from grade 7 - 12. With geology as the focus, students observed and reported on the geology of their own regions and of the world.
"Suddenly, Earth began shaking and quickly got louder by the second." This seventh-grader from New York paints a vivid picture of earthquakes, from how they form to contemporary safety measures.
See how a day of collecting rocks on the north shore of Long Island turned into an exploration of the Earth's history for this eighth-grader from New York.
An earthquake prediction when she was young peaked the interest of this eighth-grader from Michigan. While the earthquake never occurred, her fascination continues to this day.