On May 20th, NCCOS's Dr. Susan Baker and an NMFS colleague judged the 'Aquatic Research' category of the National Environmentors Fair. The winning project, from the Colorado State University Chapter, was entitled "The Effect of the High Park Fire on the Poudre River."
EnvironMentors is anational college accessinitiative that prepares high school students from under-represented backgrounds for college degree programs in environmental and related science fields. Theymatch minority high school students with college and university faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and science and environmental professionals, in one-to-one mentoring relationships. Working together, students and mentors develop rigorous environmental science research projects over the course of the academic year. The top three students from each chapter travel to Washington, DC to present their project at the National EnvironMentors Fair. For more information contact Susan.Baker@noaa.gov.