Agenda Item #38
Science Fair Field Trips
The school district sponsors three secondary regional science and engineering fairs affiliated with State and International Science and Engineering Fairs. More than 800 students are expected to participate in regional fairs district-wide this year. Our affiliation with the State Science and Engineering Fair permits us to send up to 84 students with an appropriate number of chaperones to compete for awards and scholarships. Our affiliation with the International Science and Engineering Fair permits us to send up to 12 students with chaperones to compete for awards and scholarships. Brevard students have historically been quite successful at these fairs. The State and International Science and Engineering Fairs also offer learning opportunities for both students and chaperones (e.g. scientific field trips, interaction with experts, safety update sessions). The fairs are scheduled as follows: 54th Annual State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida, April 15-18, 2009, Lakeland, Florida; Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, May 10-16, 2009, Reno, Nevada.
Approve the participation of secondary regional science fair winners at the 54th Annual State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida and "Best of Show" senior division regional winners at the 2009 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
Information - 11/18/2008
Consent after Information12/9/2008
Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the Board
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Operating - Other
Ginger P. Davis, Resource Teacher for Secondary Science, ext. 314
Walter L. Christy, Director of Secondary Programs, ext. 310
Brenda B. Blackburn, Associate Superintendent, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, ext. 300