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Young Caribbean Environmental Scientist of the Year Competition 2022-2023

Young Caribbean Environmental Scientist of the Year Competition 2022-2023

Calling all future scientists and their teachers!

Now is your chance to get involved in the fight against climate change by taking part in our Young Caribbean Environmental Scientist of the Year Competition, for the chance to win some exciting prizes for your school. 

As we approach our seventieth year of publishing in the Caribbean in 2023, we want to encourage budding young scientists across the region to get involved in taking action against climate change. 

 

What you need to do
As an individual or a team, research the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Climate Action along with your teacher and get familiar with what this means. 

 

 Click here to find out more about Climate Action.

 

You could contact your local Ministry of the Environment and collect information on the work your country is doing in this area. 

Here are some links to help:
https://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/  
https://www.undp.org/sustainable-development-goals https://climatekids.nasa.gov/climate-change-meaning/

Having done your research, come up with a project or idea (as an individual or a team) to combat climate change and its impacts. The project can focus on your school, community, or a local area in your country. Everyone contributes to climate change with their actions and projects large or small can make a difference. Get innovative!  

Climate change and its impacts means the consequences of climate change e.g. hotter temperatures, rising sea levels, less rainfall.

You might look at:

  • Solutions for water or air pollution, noise pollution
  • Reducing the problem caused by plastic
  • Come up with an innovative way to reduce the impact of fast fashion
  • Minimising your carbon footprint

 

Eligibility 
Teams of maximum 4 students plus one co-ordinating teacher

Any year group from Year 1 to Year 11. 

We are accepting submissions from the following islands: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Maarten, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos.

 

How to enter

  1. Click here to sign up
  2. Follow the instructions below. These will also be shared with you via email. 

 

PRIMARY ENTRIES

Send us a video (max. 5 mins), presentation, word document or poster outlining your entry, including:

  • A title for your entry
  • How your entry addresses climate change and its impacts
  • Support your ideas with current, reliable research that is scientifically correct
  • The estimated total cost for the project
  • The estimated time that it would take to develop and implement it
  • The materials needed and any alternatives that could be used
  • Why you think you should win!

SECONDARY ENTRIES
Send us a video (max. 5 mins), presentation, word document or poster outlining your entry, including:

  • A title for your entry
  • How your entry addresses climate change and its impacts
  • Support your ideas with current, reliable research that is scientifically correct
  • The estimated total cost for the project
  • The estimated time that it would take to develop and implement it
  • The materials needed and any alternatives that could be used
  • A video or photographs of any prototype (if you have one) and an evaluation of its effectiveness
  • Suggestions for improvements and their reasoning behind these
  • An honest and realistic conclusion about the success of your idea
  • Why you think you should win!


Please email your entry to caribbean@macmillaneducation.com with the subject line ‘Entry for Young Caribbean Environmental Scientist Competition’ and your:

  • Team name of the corresponding entry
  • Name as the teacher who registered your team(s) to take part
  • School name
  • Country
  • If you are submitting more than one entry, please send each entry in a separate email

We will confirm receipt of your entry via email.


Submissions for the Young Caribbean Environmental Scientist of the Year 2022/2023 Competition are welcome until 23:59 BST on 31st March 2023.

The winners and runners-up in each category will be announced no later than 28th April 2023.

Prizes
We have some amazing prizes up for grabs for your school!

One winner and one runner-up will be selected from each of the primary and secondary categories.

Primary
Winner

  • 1 half day of hands-on science delivered by Kavelle Hylton
  • 1 class set of 5 STEM Builder kits
  • 1 class set of 25 Mission: Science Student’s Books and 25 Mission: Science Workbooks

Runner-up

  • 1 class set of 5 STEM Builder kits
  • 1 class set of 25 Mission: Science Student’s Books and 25 Mission: Science Workbooks


Secondary
Winner

  • 1 half day of hands-on science delivered by Dr. Claire Durant
  • 1 class set of 5 STEM Builder kits
  • 1 class set of 25 Human and Social Biology for CSEC® Examinations textbooks

Runner-up

  • 1 class set of 5 STEM Builder kits
  • 1 class set of 25 Human and Social Biology for CSEC® Examinations textbooks

 

Terms and conditions apply, please click here for more.

 

We’ll be sharing top tips from the judges themselves, projects you can take inspiration from, sustainability stories and more on our social media channels, newsletter, and website - so stay in touch!

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