2008 Winning Essays
Thirteen winning essays from the 2008 contest year of the Young Naturalist Awards by students from grade 7 - 12. Winning essays ranged from an investigation into the health of Chesapeake Bay to grasshopper adaptations in sub-alpine regions of the Rockies to a study of solitary bee nesting preferences.
In some areas, seeing an indigo snake is considered a once-in-a-lifetime event because of the reptile’s rarity. See how this young naturalist set about helping to save the species.
Resilience of a Red Sea Fringing Coral Reef Under Extreme Environmental Conditions: A Four Year Study
Travel with this young naturalist to the Red Sea to survey the resilience of the fringing reef in the Gulf of Suez and the six species that make up 94% of the reef’s coral cover.
Jersey’s Barnegat Bay has inspired years of research for this young naturalist. Find out what she discovered when she set out to study the levels of radionuclides near a nuclear reactor.