Middle school challenge launched to spur interest in aquatic conservation

Take Me Fishing and Discovery Education announce the launch of the Explore the Blue Water Challenge, a hands-on service learning challenge for middle school students.

Students in grades 6-8 are asked to choose a local waterway or water-related issue in their community, conduct research, develop and implement an action plan by getting out on their waterway and reflect on their findings in a two- to five-minute-video. One grand prize winning team will be awarded a US water-based adventure trip, a $5,000 grant for their school to continue working on their service project and a $1,000 scholarship check for each student on the winning team. Scholarship checks and teacher prizes will also be awarded to second and third place winning teams. Entries for the Water Challenge are due by March 14, 2013.

Take Me Fishing and Discovery Education are also launching the Explore the Blue Educator Sweepstakes. K-8 educators can enter the sweepstakes once a day until it closes on March 14, 2013 for the chance to win the grand prize of a one-day outdoor fishing adventure field trip for their entire class, outdoor exploration kits for their class and a $500 cash prize. Two runners up will each receive outdoor exploration kits for their class and a $100 cash prize.

For more information, visit ExploretheBlue.com.

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