- 24th Annual University of Minnesota Extension Ecology Science Fair

January 30, 2021

 

The Ecology Science Fair centers on student-driven investigations in ecology, encouraging students to engage in all steps of the research process, including the important final step of data presentation.

 

3 reasons why your students should participate in the UMN Extension Ecology Science eFair:

Your students will present their projects virtually, in real-time, to a scientist on the day of the Fair and receive positive and constructive feedback.

The Ecology Science eFair is several weeks before the MN Regional Science & Engineering Fairs - making it a perfect low-pressure practice opportunity for your students!

The Ecology Science eFair is utilizing the same virtual platform, zFairs, as the MN State Science & Engineering Fair.

 

The Ecology Science Fair centers on student-driven investigations in ecology, encouraging students to engage in all steps of the research process, including the important final step of data presentation. This year's Fair will be held virtually, utilizing an online platform called zFairs, on Saturday, January 30, 2021. 

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AT https://mn-esf.zfairs.com/! The deadline for Teacher Registration is October 30 & Student Registration is November 19. Here is a guide to help with registration.

The Ecology Science Fair provides a forum for elementary, middle school and high school students to present their research. Due to continued COVID uncertainty, this year’s Fair will be held 100% virtually. To reflect this, we have dubbed this year’s fair the Ecology Science eFair! 

Students conduct research where they are—whether at school, a local park, or at home—and share their findings with scientists, teachers, and other students in this annual celebration of student achievement. Fun virtual ecology-related STEM presentations and a Virtual Showcase of all projects make this day an exciting science experience for all!

To learn more about how the virtual Ecology Science eFair works, go to https://mn-esf.zfairs.com/ and click on the Fair tab on the top menu bar. Visit z.umn.edu/2021EcologyScienceFair for project ideas, a how-to guide on conducting scientific research, presentation requirements, and much more.

This year's Ecology Science eFair is provided by University of Minnesota Extension & The Raptor Center, with funding from the Cargill Foundation