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Gulf Guardian Award Winners 2003

Civic/Nonprofit Organization - 1st Place

Project #: GG-03-49
Company: Alabama Coastal Foundation, Fairhope, AL
Project Name: Alabama Coastal Kids Quiz
Category: Civic/Nonprofit Organization
Project Type: Habitat
Average Rating: 16.167

The Coastal Kids Quiz competition provides an outlet for promoting dialogue between social, economic and environmental interests while consolidating Alabama’s coastal educational resources. Children in Alabama’s coastal area have been introduced to conservation principles but have not been given the opportunity to express their knowledge and understanding outside the classroom. The Coastal Kids Quiz is an innovative way to encourage learning and conservation by challenging teachers and students to prepare for a conservation scholarship competition.
The Coastal Kids Quiz involves the local schools in Mobile and Baldwin Counties, the students, their siblings (much study is conducted at home), their parents and teachers. The classes/teams study from September to April when the Quiz is held. The volunteers are also involved in the hands on training process. In essence, the coastal community becomes involved.
The Coastal Kids Quiz is an educational conservation scholarship competition for 5th grade students designed to emphasize, introduce and test knowledge in coastal resources, conservation and the environment.

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