Christian Wilkens

Second Place

Prize Awarded:
$12,000
Year:
2000
School:
Greenwood High School
Location:
Greenwood, MS

Project Description:

Wilkens' "Wetland Ecosystem Research" project works in conjunction with the Biology I unit at GHS and focuses on the development of laboratory and fieldwork skills. Students visit a local wetland once a week to conduct individually designed research projects. Among other activities, they interpret topographical maps, survey local flora and fauna, and perform soil and water analyses. This active involvement increases scientific knowledge and proficiency. By having students discover