Twelve winning essays from the YNA 2003 contest year
Twelve winning essays from the 2003 contest year of the Young Naturalist Awards by students from grade 7 - 12. Winning essays ranged from a comparison of streams in Washington State to determine the needs of salmon, to investigating the adaptability of the common periwinkle, to the an examination of the life of a saguaro cactus.
Squirrels aren't the only ones who can make a meal of acorns. You could, too, if you were lost in the woods without food. Get a lesson in wilderness survival from this Rhode Island ninth-grader.
This 12th-grader from Michigan had never seen a single mushroom growing in her yard ... so she was astonished to discover more than 14 different types. Were they new, or had she overlooked them?