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News.bytes Extra, issue 570

And The Award Goes To...

Photo Sasha A'hearn: Sasha A'Hearn received the BLM Desert Studies Award at the District Science Fair from HIKE Youth Crew member Ozzie Edwards.
Photo Sasha A'hearn: Sasha A'Hearn received the BLM Desert Studies Award at the District Science Fair from HIKE Youth Crew member Ozzie Edwards.

Academy Award winners were not the only celebrities holding shiny gold statues during these past few days. Its science fair season in California and students are sharing the gold! To showcase investigation, nature, and the outdoors, the BLM Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office presented Desert Studies Awards at the Palm Springs Unified School District Science Fair.

Photo Judges: Moselle Dipane, BLM Natural Resource Staff works with her judging partner, Jennifer Eve, of CREEC.
Photo Judges: Moselle Dipane, BLM Natural Resource Staff works with her judging partner, Jennifer Eve, of CREEC. 

Several staff from the BLM Palm Springs office served as judges. Of the 246 projects, one stood out. Fourth grader Sasha A’Hearn’s project, Different Worlds Same Activity investigated the effect of water temperature on microorganisms found at various environments such as Araby Canyon in Palm Springs' Santa Rosa Mountains, Mount San Jacinto State Park, and Pinnacles National Park.  

Photo Project Board: Sasha's project included a great deal of observation and documentation, with an added touch of inspiration.
Photo Project Board: Sasha's project included a great deal of observation and documentation, with an added touch of inspiration.

For her outstanding effort she was awarded a certificate, a mini-nature library about the Coachella Valley and hiking accessories such as a water bottle and Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument trails map. 

- Tracy Albrecht, Interpretive Specialist, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument / BLM Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office (March 2013)

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Last updated: 03-05-2013