Purple Martin Houses, 2003 Christopher Columbus Gold Medal Award

Written by on November 20, 2003 in 2003, Christopher Columbus Gold Medal Award, Team

Purple Martin Houses

Carlinville Middle School
Carlinville, IL

Problem: The effects that West Nile Virus have on the people and the community.

Solution: Create Purple Martin colonies and an education program about them. Purple Martins are birds that would control the mosquito population.

At an awards ceremony held at Walt Disney World, three finalist teams received savings bonds for their winning entries. The competition is geared toward middle school-age children, and gives kids experience in solving problems using the scientific process of exploring, analyzing and drawing conclusions.


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