Three iEARN projects receive Stockholm Challenge Awards

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STOCKHOLM CHALLENGE AWARDS: Finalists included three iEARN projects - Colouring our Cultures, Labs Alive (Jo Tate, Australia), and Stop Bullying (Bill Belsey, Canada). Lab's Alive won a Stockholm Challenge Award, with panelists commenting:

"The world of the future will be built by the children of today. So we have the duty to enrich our children with the awareness of the environment and the tools to protect and nurture it. Lab's Alive is certainly at the frontier of efforts to fulfill this noble goal. It has motivated a classroom in Australia to reached across oceans to South America and Africa to involve students in hands-on scientific and environmental activities that make a difference in their communities. Whether the school projects involve protection of endangered species or pest and pollution control, alternative power sources or recycling efforts, the children learn critical thinking, collaboration, and experimentation. The emphasis on sharing of ideas, publication of results, and the search for environmental solutions is a most valuable gift the project is giving to the students across all communities."