California Regional Environmental Education Community
Student Opportunities and Contests
Deadline: May 30, 2013
Green Living Project is excited to accept student short films for the Spring 2013 Student Film Project! In five minutes or less, student short films should tell a unique and compelling story about a sustainability-related project. Winning films will be screened at GLP Films events throughout the year, and winners also receive gear and prizes up to $1,000 in value! Contest is open to 6th grade through graduate level students.
Deadline: May 1 - June 15, 2013
Celebrate birds this Spring! Have you noticed any bird nests in your neighborhood? Peek in a hanging flower basket, a street light, a store sign, your barbecue grill, an old boot, or under a bridge! Birds build nests in the strangest places! Be creative! Take a photo, create some artwork, shoot video, write a story or a poem, or create a sculpture. Just show a birdís nest built in some out-of-the-way or out-of-this-world place.
Prizes: A huge thanks to Fujifilm Digital Cameras and Optical Devices, Celestron, and Pennington. Prizes include binoculars, cameras, bird guides, bird feeders, bird apps, posters, books, bird sound cds, and an iPad!
Get to Know Contest
Spring is officially here and with it more opportunities than ever for kids to get outdoors and connect with nature! The Get to Know Contest is a nationwide opportunity for kids (19 years and younger) to get outdoors, get inspired and share their outdoor experiences through art. Kids can enter with art, writing, photography, video and music and all entries will be showcased in the online galleries, allowing youth to share their own works and inspiration with the world! Encourage your students to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. Just for participating, kids have a chance to win some wild prizes including art supplies, books, cameras and outdoor gear! The Get to Know Contest launches on April 8th and will run until November 1st, 2013. For more information, please visit www.gettoknow.ca
Are your students raising awareness of local and global realities through environmental missions in their communities? Are they participating in a science fair or a neighborhood environmental outreach project? Are the students inspiring other citizens to reflect, connect, communicate and act as responsible caretakers of the earth?
Are you working to start a community action project or program? Do you need money to put your ideas into action? If you answered, "YES!", you are eligible to apply for a Do Something Seed Grant. $500 Do Something Seed Grants are awarded every week to help young people. Do Something Seed Grants are targeted towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started. These grants can be used to jump-start your program or to realize your ideas for the first time. These are grants for all types of community action projects around causes that you care about and are important in your community.
Applicant must be 25 or under.
Hybrid cars? Organic food? Solar and wind energy? Pay-as-you-throw trash programs? Required recycling? If you have a plan to save the world, we sure do want to hear about it. And if you know a lot about a current problem facing the planet - pollution, overpopulation, natural resource consumption/destruction - whip out your green pen and share your idea to solve an environmental problem or describe a solution
The EPA is looking for students around the country who are seeking creative ways to express their passion in protecting our environment. The Eco Student blog site engages these students as writers and contributors on environmental awareness and stewardship topics. http:/blog.epa.gov/students/
Contest Prizes: In June at least one teen will be honored for the best environment article published in Teen Ink in the past 10 months. In addition to being published in Teen Ink and receiving a copy of the magazine (and pen and pad) featuring his or her environment piece, the winner will have the opportunity to choose from an exciting selection of Teen Ink merchandise - apparel and other items - available exclusively from Teen Ink.
Contest Guidelines: Teen Ink will only consider original essays written by teens. Essays should be between 150 and 1,000 words. Possible topics include global warming, clean water, species preservation, air quality, the rain forest, alternative power, depletion of resources and more! For more ideas on how to write a winning essay, see our Environment Writing Tips.
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