A beetle from the Konashen Community-Owned Conservation Area, Guyana.
© Piotr Naskrecki
Science fairs have traditionally been a proving ground for students to demonstrate their pursuit of answers to complex questions. Since 1998 CI has supported Intel's efforts to have participants in its International Science and Engineering Fair investigate questions about the environment and conservation.
For students, this is a starting point for getting involved in conservation. Understanding and using the scientific method is a back-to-basics approach to digging into a biodiversity research project. Start by posing questions about your local environment or species in it. Then collect and analyze data. You will be utilizing some of the same tools and techniques as CI scientists.
Work with others to if your hypothesis can be proven. Then, take your research to the next level and consider competing in local and national science fairs.
Seven Steps to a Successful Project
Follow this step by step guide for help designing and carrying out your own biodiversity project.
- Analyze Data