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

2014 Tomoka Science Fair

For the umpteenth year in a row, the three Audubon clubs of Volusia County got together to support the Tomoka Science Fair sponsored by the Volusia County School system.  We each provided $100 and a judge and looked at the projects from an environment/conservation/birds perspective.  It took place on Feb 8 at Atlantic High School in Port Orange.  Congratulations to the winners.

Their names and project titles follow:

1st prize, senior, Priya Gurjar, Spruce Creek High School, Soil Analysis for detection of antibiotic producing bacteria.

1st prize junior, Samantha Serrao, River Springs Middle School, Determining the earthworks preferences in decomposing common organic waste.

2nd prize, senior, Rachel Jiminez, Spruce Creek High School, Pollution in the Intracoastal Waterway

2nd prize junior, Matthew Davis, Burns Science and Technology Charter School, How does salinity affect Manatee Grass?