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Local Students Participate In COC Environmental Science Fair

SANTA CLARITA — The 2013 fourth annual Environmental Science Fair took on April 10, in the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College Of The Canyons.


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Elementary, junior high, and high school students from across the Santa Clarita Valley had an opportunity to win a prize by presenting their environmentally themed science projects to the community.

“Environmental awareness has to start early. We can’t afford to wait until students come  to college to begin talking about environmental issues,” said Jia-Yi Cheng-Levine, COC instructor and vice chair of the SCEEC advisory board. “By raising awareness early on, we have a better chance of affecting positive changes for a more balanced and environmentally sustainable future for all.”

Presented by College of the Canyons and the Santa Clarita Environmental Education Consortium (SCEEC), this annual event traditionally featured more than 35 student project entries based around categories including: transportation, ‘green’ building and design, plastics and recycling, daily toxins, composting and sustainable gardening, organic foods and much more.

Students presented their projects and offered explanations of their research and experimentations to a group of judges, as well as fellow students and fair visitors.

Winners were acknowledged on the day of the event and they will be having their projects showcased at the City of Santa Clarita’s Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 13, at Central Park.

The event is being organized by the Santa Clarita Environmental Education Consortium (SCEEC) and sponsored by the college’s Associated Student Government (ASG) and the
Lockheed Martin Corporation.




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