Finalists of the Youth Environmental Symposium (YES) gathered at the Teaching Museum South in Hapeville, Ga. to present their environmental projects to judges and their peers on April 28. The finalists consisted of twelve schools or clubs around the state of Georgia.
Students received ten minutes to present their environmental projects to judges and audience members, which included creative skits, videos and PowerPoints. The student-run projects ranged from clean-up initiatives to environmental awareness and education around the state.
Winners of the 2006 YES were awarded cash prizes for their efforts in getting involved and making a difference in the quality of the environment.
The goal of YES is to develop knowledgeable, dedicated and interested students who are more aware of environmental issues.