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2014 Thacher Environmental Prize

NASA satellites and other observing instruments are vital to monitoring environmental changes. The 2014 Thacher Environmental Research Contest, sponsored by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, challenges U.S. high school students to submit research projects focused on the use of remote sensing and analysis tools.

Students are asked to identify a U.S. protected area of interest and design a research project that identifies why the area is unique, why it significantly contributes to our society, how this area has changed over time, and ways remote sensing and geospatial tools can be used to monitor these environmental treasures. Individuals or teams may enter. Top projects will receive cash awards of up to $2,000.

Entries are due 5 May. Participation in the contest offers a great way for students to celebrate the theme of Earth Science Week (12-18 October) 2014: "Earth's Connected Systems." Learn more at

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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office