More than 700 students from around Fayette County gathered at Tates Creek High School Saturday, February 7th to compete in this year’s science fair.

30 community exhibitors took part in the Science Sensation portion of the fair.  Science Sensation offers hands-on activities and learning experiences for students while they wait to have their projects judged and attend the award’s portion of the fair.   LexMark’s kinetic sand exhibit was a popular booth with students waiting in line to form sculptures from the sand.  Students also learned about gems and minerals, fossils, chromatography, and had the opportunity to examine animal organs.

For the second year, 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.  Bluegrass Greensource volunteers, Sema Sherwani and Frough Sherwani, helped fair goers to dispose of items properly and greatly reduced the amount of recyclables making their way into the landfill-bound waste.  Rosie the Recycling Bin and Louie the Lightning Bug greeted students, reminding them to recycle and conserve energy.

Bluegrass Greensource would like to thank Kentucky American Water, Tates Creek High School, the 150 volunteers, the exhibitors, the students and their families that made this day possible.

The 16th District Science Fair is 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.