The Student Conservation Association is hosting a Green Your School Contest for all high schools.
The contest presents a fantastic opportunity for high school students to receive recognition for environmental projects that they are working on and to receive funding to continue or start new sustainability projects. It also presents teachers with the opportunity to merge hands-on and student based learning strategies with community involvement, science and environmentalism.
SCA's Green Your School Contest is a national competition to stimulate and/or identify conservation service projects designed by high school students that improve or restore or beautify or conserve their high school environment. To be eligible, projects must have been started after August 1st, 2008. The Contest submission phase began on April 1, 2009, and will end at 11:59 pm ET October 9, 2009. Winners will be announced on or around November 15, 2009. There will be one Grand Prize of $5,000 and two runner-up prizes of $2,500 each. Prizes will be awarded directly to high schools and not to individuals.
Visit the contest online at www.thesca.org/green-your-school.
Also, take a moment to browse the site to see other events, projects, and internships that the SCA has going on.