The Second Annual Science Fair at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon on May 12 featured projects created by North County students. Life Technologies, Finance Director, Carmen Rene was on hand for judging.
The $450 college scholarship fund was once again donated by Carlsbad Councilman Keith Blackburn. Councilman Blackburn went from project to project stopping to speak individually with the students who stayed to explain their creations.
“I enjoy talking with these budding scientists as they show off their hard work,” Blackburn said.
Prizes were awarded by category; $200 was earned by the Carlsbad High School Robotics Team; the $150 prize was awarded to Ethan Keddy of the Vista Magnet Middle school; and $100 was awarded to three Hope Elementary students for their safe lunch experiment.
The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation was founded in 1990 as a non-profit to enhance public stewardship of the lagoon through a broad spectrum of conservation, education and outreach activities.
The lagoon foundation operates the Lagoon Discovery Center where they run an Environmental Stewardship Program for local students, as well as hold numerous nature-related, family-friendly festivals, lectures, and events throughout the year.