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.
This 11th-grader discovered a dramatic drop in the water quality along Utah's Spanish Fork River. Follow along as she investigates the source of this decline.
An initial investigation of earthworms in her backyard led this 8th-grader from Louisiana to dig deeper—both literally and figuratively. Find out what she dug up in her quest for night crawlers.