The West Coast NEST is calling on local youth to submit a 30-second video by Sunday, March 28 for the chance to interview a local scientist, spend a day helping out in the field, and win great prizes.
“This contest is part of our Science and Conservation in the Clayoquot Biosphere Region project in partnership with Royal Roads University and several local conservation organizations,” said communications assistant Rachael Wootton.
The Science and Conservation in the CBT region involves a collection of digital StoryMaps describing several marine-focused research and monitoring programs. By launching the youth video contest, the West Coast NEST is setting out to get to know the scientists that created the StoryMaps.
“The interviews of the five local scientists will be used to create videos for the West Coast NEST’s YouTube channel to increase awareness of marine, environmental, and sustainability research in the region and inspire local youth to pursue careers in these fields,” Wooton explains.
Youth ages 10 to 18 living in the Clayoquot Biosphere Region communities are encouraged to visit westcoastnest.org for more information about contest guidelines and criteria.