OSCS Science Fair 

Ocean Studies Charter School

3rd-5th grade students 2020/2021

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And the winners are...

Watering the Garden

1st Place 5th Grade

Ellie Rudolph

Plant Growth in Reused Dish Water


2nd Place 5th Grade

Aria Booton

Biodiversity in Native Trees

Ocean Water

3rd Place 5th Grade

Alex Rudolph

Fertilizer in the Ocean

Image by Milada Vigerova

1st Place 4th Grade

Naiya Cornaire

Crab Speed and Temperature


2nd Place 4th Grade

Chase Whitehouse

Coffee Grounds and Plant Growth

Big Fish

3rd Place 4th Grade

Autumn Bodziak

Dissolving Fish Hooks

Image by Liz Harrell

1st Place 3rd Grade

Finley Weer

Algae Growth in Different Depths

Image by Federico Beccari

2nd Place 3rd Grade

Luca Gudino

How Rubber Affects Electricity

Image by Nick Page

3rd Place 3rd Grade

Ocean Matthews

How Sunlight Affects Colors

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About our award...

The Award for Environmental Stewardship is granted to a science fair participant whose project focused on expanding our knowledge of our fragile Florida Keys ecosystems.  This knowledge can help our community conserve and protect our unique island environment.

Awarded to...

Finley Weer:  Algae Growth at Different Depths

Pascal Weisberger Award for Environmental Stewardship

About Pascal...

Pascal was a service oriented kid who loved helping in his community, and cared greatly about a variety of environmental issues, especially related to marine debris and pollution. As an elementary student at Ocean Studies, Pascal assisted with organizing and implementing monthly coastal cleanups from 2012-2017, helping to lead a long term effort which resulted in the removal of over 4,000 lbs of plastics and other man-made items detrimental to the marine environment. Additionally, Pascal recruited his scout troop to assist with the marine debris issue, and helped to lead the group on numerous shore based and paddle based cleanups to local parks and islands.


He also devoted years, from 2016 to 2020, to conducting school science fair projects which investigated environmentally friendly alternatives to single use plastics, a number of which were award winning at Ocean Studies Charter School, Treasure Village Montessori, and the Monroe County District Science Fair competitions. 


Lastly, Pascal was a budding environmental activist and became involved in efforts to reduce the use of disposable petroleum-based plastics in the Florida Keys by participating in a number of public protests and outreach events. He even gave public testimony at the Key West City Commission about the results of one of his science fair projects, in support of a proposed ban on single-use petroleum plastic items in that city. 


To see photos and videos about Pascal's activities, and the continuation of his community and environmental service legacy by his fellow scouts with Troop 912, go to the Pascal's Way Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PascalsWay.org, and Troop 912's page: https://www.facebook.com/BoyScouts912