The awards are open to senior secondary students in years eleven (11) and twelve (12) currently participating in biology, marine science, chemistry, geography, earth and environmental science or other science subjects. They must have attained a high achievement or better on the school assessment.
The assignment shall be to conduct a Student Experiment or Research Investigation, such that students need to respond to a claim, develop a research question and use primary &/or secondary data to answer that question. This may comprise a field study, laboratory, research investigation, classroom experiment or literature based investigation work. This is to be carried out to demonstrate students understanding of land uses, waterways, catchment health and linkages of creeks, rivers, estuary, beach and oceans.
• The best two (2) assignments from your school (completed in the period since 1 January through to October 2020) shall be submitted for entry into the Awards.
• The bursary has prize money of $1,000 for First Prize, $700 for Runner Up and two by $400 Encouragement Awards. Bursary funds will be required to go towards further studies.
• Guidelines - Refer to Page 7.
• The panel will consist of representatives from Ports North and at least one representative who is a local senior school Science Teacher and an academic from James Cook University.
• The panel’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
• Provide a copy of the total package for interested students.
• Highlight to students the requirements listed above, selection criteria guidelines for submission and closing date for applications.
• Laboratory only studies will not be considered, and a visit to the local waterway or catchment is to form part of the project.
Closing Date: Friday 15th October, 2021
For more details, please contact the coordinator shown below:
Coordinator: Allison Sneddon