Student Award Recipients

2018 Wildlife Awareness Award Winner, Science Fair

Eight students submitted wildlife-related projects to the 2018 State Science Fair.  Topics included squirrel deterrents, mouse memory, bird feed preference, frogs and water quality preference, microplastics and mussels, using aquaponics for algae control, fish surveys for a watershed, and comparing a .22 rifle and air rifle for accuracy as it pertained to hunting.  In the end, we selected Samantha Sargeant, a 6th grader from Sidney, OH who did a project on squirrel deterrents.  Samantha delivered the best presentation with solid findings which could be applied on a larger scale.  Samantha joined us at the 2019 Ohio Wildlife Management Association Conference to receive her award, be recognized in front of 300+ wildlife professionals, and she even brought her project along to display.