Southeast Volusia Audubon Society, P.O. Box 46, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170;

2013 Tomoka Science Fair

Each of the three Volusia Audubon clubs annually contributes $100 toward prizes at the Tomoka Science Fair for a total of $300.  We award a first prize of $100 and a second of $50 in Junior and Senior Divisions to the best environmental related projects.  This year the event was held at Atlantic High School in Daytona Beach on January 19th. Fred Mosher of Halifax River Audubon and Ken Gunn from SEVAS were judges. 

The prizes awarded were as follows:

Junior Division

First Place: Catch of the Day – Osprey catch rates on Lake Beresford; Matthew Hamlin – Southwestern Middle School.
Second Place: Does having Native Plants in a Yard Affect the Amount of Insects In It; Hannah Young – New Smyrna Beach Middle School.  

Senior Division

First Place: The Effect of Estradiol on the Productivity of Hydrophala Difformis;  Zachary Brown  – Spruce Creek High School.
Second Place: Rose Bay Disaster to Legacy – Crown Conch Populations; Quinn Zacharias – Deland High School.