16th District Science Fair
What do robots, raptors, and race cars have in common? These were just a few of the hands-on activities available to students at the 30th annual 16th District Science Fair. While the 690 participating students were waiting for the judging and the awarding portions of the fair, they were treated to amazing activities and educational information from over 30 community exhibitors at Science Sensation.
All of the exhibitors contributed exceptional learning opportunities to the Science Fair. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority gave students the opportunity to handle brain samples, a fetal pig, and horse eyeballs. Newton’s Attic kept the students occupied with a robot that students controlled to shoot a basketball through a hoop. Buckley Hills Audubon Society drew a large crowd with their bald eagle and owl exhibit. Rosie the Recycling Bin and Louie the Lightning Bug greeted students reminding them to recycle and conserve energy.
Showing practical applications of science, Bluegrass Greensource helped the Science Fair become more environmentally friendly by incorporating recycling into the event. This year’s fair featured dual stream containers to collect waste. Each container was labeled with items at the fair that are recyclable and over 25 pound of recyclable waste was recovered!
Bluegrass Greensource would like to thank Kentucky American Water, Bryan Station High School, the 150 volunteers, the exhibitors, the students and their families that made this day possible.
The 16th District Science Fair is a collaboration between Fayette County Public Schools and Kentucky American Water. Bluegrass Greensource is contracted through KAW to organize the Science Sensation portion of the science fair.