Earth Science Honors Research Symposium set for Saturday

Freshmen at John C. Birdlebough High School will showcase their knowledge of earth science during a research symposium set for Saturday.

The inaugural event will feature a variety of projects and displays created by freshman earth science honors students.

According to Susan Sharp, Earth Science Honors Research Symposium coordinator, the students have dedicated a tremendous amount of time and effort to ensure their work is top-notch.

“They have been diligently working on their research projects since October and have written a scientific article, designed a research project poster board and prepared a PowerPoint presentation addressing a scientific question of their choice related to the topic of climate change,” Sharp said. “Andrea Ackles and I are pleased to share our students’ research and efforts with the community, and invite you to join us at (the) science fair competition.”

The long-term research project represents a major portion of each earth science honors student’s grade and helps emphasize the learning of science through doing, Sharp said.

“Making observations, asking questions, identifying problems, proposing solutions and interpreting data are skills all students need throughout life,” she said. “By fostering these skills, the symposium will motivate and publicly recognize the achievements and dedication of our students.”

The projects and poster boards will be on display for public viewing beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the JCB auditorium.

An awards ceremony will cap off the symposium at 12:30 p.m.

For a full schedule of events, visit the district’s website at