The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) sponsors the Young Naturalist Award, an research-based science competition for students in grades 7-12 to promote participation and communication in science. The Young Naturalist Awards program invites students to plan and perform scientific investigation, one that will include observations, questions, predictions, trips into the field to gather data, and analysis. The investigation is reported in an essay that includes tables, charts, or graphs and artwork or photographs that illustrates the findings.
Twelve cash awards, two for each grade level, will be awarded to the authors of the winning essays. Cash awards are as follows:
7th grade: $500
8th grade: $750
9th grade: $1,000
10th grade: $1,500
11th grade: $2,000
12th grade: $2,500
The deadline for applications is annually in March.
Rules and information are available on the AMNH website at http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/young-naturalist-awards.
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