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2005 Winning Essays

Twelve winning essays from the 2005 contest year of the Young Naturalist Awards by students from grade 7 - 12. Winning essays ranged from the investigation of the effect of Kahili ginger on the surrounding soil and native flora in Hawaii, to the search for variable stars in two northern open clusters, to the environment of a southwestern wash.

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Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Got Cats? Get Worms!

Meet a 12th-grader from Louisiana who's seeking an environmentally friendly solution to animal waste. His motivation? Ten family cats and the four smelly litter pans he's charged with cleaning!

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