Earth Calendar for March 7th and March 8th

Mar 7, 2014

The National Aquatic Resource Survey (NARS) Campus Research Challenge gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to use NARS data to conduct further scientific research and analysis.

This challenge is intended to encourage external, innovative research and information development in support of enhanced water management at multiple scales.  The challenge applicant will identify one or more key and innovative questions and will use the NARS data, along with other relevant information such as landscape information, human disturbance information, economic or other social information to address the selected question.  The research must include some of the NARS data and make use of population estimates, a significant strength of the NARS data.  The research may examine relationships nationally, eco-regionally, or for other defined subpopulations of interest.  EPA will award up to $50,000 in two phases with prizes of $2,000 in phase one and $5,000 in phase two. In addition, winners will receive national recognition for their university, students and project by being featured on the National Aquatic Resource Surveys Campus Research Challenge website.  Winners may be offered opportunities to speak on webcasts, at meetings, or at other events.  Details at the website.

On Our Calendar:  Kids need something fun and interesting to do during summer vacation.   Gorman Heritage Farm Summer Camp provides a wholesome, educational and FUN place for kids to explore the outdoors, learn about plants, animals and all kinds of adventures unique to a farming environment and get the outdoor play time they often miss in today's tech-centered world. Gorman Heritage Farm offers week-long day camp opportunities for kids 5-13, including theme camps featuring wilderness exploration, culinary arts, veterinary science, science and artistic expression. Information and registration online.