Photo from PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC
The Environmentors program pairs DC high school students with mentors to select and answer an environmental question using the scientific method and the hard work culminates in an annual fair. Topics vary: ecology of the Anacostia River, green building solutions, air pollution, and more. First, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, plus special category awards go to the best projects. Winners move onto a national competition. Winnings go toward college expenses. An impressive 95% of the students who get as far as the fair go on to college. No arguing with those numbers – it’s good stuff.
Be a part of it and see another slice of DC by providing your time for 2 hours on May 12th (1:45 – 3:45). We will train you and you will evaluate 3-5 projects. No science Phd’s needed. Evaluations involve talking to the students for 5-10 minutes about their project and then rating them on a handful of categories. Multiple judges evaluate each student’s project, so you won’t be solely responsible for dashing any budding scientists’ dreams. It will all take place at the super cool School Without Walls, downtown (2130 G St. NW).”