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District Science Project wins National Industry Award

​Merit Award for the best presentation poster at the 2013 ASSCT Conference, TownsvilleAbstract - Ingham Earth Smarties POSTER.docAbstract - Ingham Earth Smarties POSTER.doc
​The second iteration of the Earth Smarties sustainability curriculum delivery model last week won a national sugar cane industry award.  The Earth Smarties model, developed by teachers Linda Venn and Colleen Way in 2010, was used to engage eleven schools in the Ingham area in a real-life science project.  Almost 160 students monitored the biotic and abiotic parameters of water quality in creeks near their schools, paralleling a similar district project involving cane growers, graziers and fishers.