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Twelve winning essays from the YNA 2001 contest year

2001 Award Winners

Twelve winning essays from the 2001 contest year of the Young Naturalist Awards by students from grade 7 - 12. Students researched and reported on a variety of scientific issues from the geology of the Palisades in New Jersey to the small mammals of the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming.


Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Tardigrades as Environmental Bio-Indicators

Six years ago, the bear-like appearance of these microscopic organisms hooked this 12th-grader from Iowa. Learn how her interest then took her to Greenland with a team of prestigious scientists.

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