Earthwatch is Now Accepting 2014 Ignite Student Science Award Applications
Earthwatch and the Durfee Foundation are in the third year of a partnership that offers competitive fellowship opportunities for students in Los Angeles County to participate in hands-on, scientific field research in beautiful landscapes around the United States.
With another school year underway, we are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2014 Ignite Student Science Awards, which will provide funded opportunities for students to participate on scientific research expeditions during the summer of 2014. Applications can be submitted by high school sophomores and juniors in LA County, whether they are interested in pursuing careers in the sciences or not. Please share this information with school counselors, science teachers, or other educators who would like to suggest this life-changing opportunity to their students.
With each year that passes, the list of Ignite alumni continues to grow. This past summer, 52 high school students participated in funded expeditions in locations such as Belize, Nova Scotia and the Great Rocky Mountains conducting research on sharks, small mammals, birds, and even caterpillars! After two weeks of immersion in science and teamwork, the students report a piqued interest in science and enriched understanding of the natural world.Check out the pictures of their adventures on the new Ignite Facebook Group!
Students must complete the application online at www.earthwatch.org/ignite and will need the support of two teacher recommendations, including one science and one non-science teacher. The deadline for the 2014 Ignite Student Science Awards application is December 9, 2013.