Growing Up Asian in America: Science and the World Around You
2012 Student Essay and Art Contest: Our Oceans
Presented by the Asian Pacific Fund and the California Academy of Sciences
Note: The 2012 contest has ended. For information on the 2013 contest, see http://www.asianpacificfund.org/growing-up-asian-in-america
Middle school students can share their wonder of and desire to protect one of our most precious resources by entering our essay and art contest. Dive into hands-on activities related to oceans at the Academy and in public library branches.
Growing up Asian in America is an annual essay and art contest. The contest always has a theme, and prizes are awarded each year. This year there is an added program with prizes for a science contest about oceans.
First Place: $1500
Second Place: $750
Third Place: $500
Honorable Mention: $250
- Visit the Academy. The first 100 registered participants for the contest receive a free family pass to the Academy. You can also visit for free with the Check Out San Francisco Pass available at San Francisco Public Libraries or the Discover and Go Pass available at Oakland Public Libraries.
- Come face to face with the creatures in the Philippine Coral Reef and California Coast exhibits.
- Delve deeper into ocean ecosystems with the library resources and specimens in the Naturalist Center.
- Participate in the Dive into Coral Reefs program at public library branches. Friday, September 21 at the Main Library of Oakland Public Library from 1:00 - 2:30 pm.
Click here for more ideas for your contest entry and to register for the contest. Growing Up Asian: Our Oceans 2012 >>