Friday, October 16, 2015

Species on the Edge 2.0 Multimedia Contest Winners

The Species on the Edge 2.0 Multimedia Contest is a fun and educational way for high school students to work with technology and showcase their talent, creativity, and a love of nature. The contest helps to develop students’ experience in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). It is free to enter and open to all New Jersey high school students.

Prizes include a 1st prize of $1,000 in scholarship money and a 2nd prize of $500 and a 3rd prize of $250 in scholarship money. And all entries are eligible to win a drawing to spend a day in the field with a wildlife biologist.

This year's first place winner is David Tattoni, a senior at Peddie School in Hightstown, who created a YouTube channel featuring wildlife and wild places. For example, he worked with a piping plover biologist (shown below). The piping plover is a NJ endangered beach nesting bird.

The second place winners are Priyanshi Jain and Victoria Momyer, seniors at Biotechnology High School in Freehold, who developed the website “New Jersey Wilds” and its accompanying Facebook page.

The third place winner is Kayleigh Young, a junior at Cresskill High School in Cresskill, who produced the video "Endangered in New Jersey," which features interviews of her teachers and classmates focused on the importance of wildlife conservation.

More information on the contest and the winners on the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey website.

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