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July 11, 2018

On March 3, 2018 David Griffith presented his sea turtle project at the Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair, and won first prize in the animal sciences category.  It was a big surprise to him that he also won another first place award from the American Meteorological Society, and they will print his abstract in their magazine.  Because he won that category, he will compete in the Virginia State Fair in April.  He also plans to give a presentation on his paper at the Virginia Junior Academy of Science in May.

David thanked Karen Clark, Center Director, Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, NC Wildlife Resource Commission with his words to her:

“Thank you so much for suggesting this project, for all your help, and for all you have taught me about sea turtles! I have learned so much, and am grateful to you for introducing me to this important topic, and for giving me access to the NEST data.”

David was a student at Ocean Lakes High School Math and Science Academy in Virginia Beach, VA Class of 2018 and graduated this spring. He will sooon be walking the halls of VA Tech to study mathematics this fall.


David and his display



David’s paper title page


To review David’s entire paper click on the following link: Senior Research Paper v5b(DKG)

Congratulations to NESTer David Griffith one of the many dedicated members of the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles N.E.S.T.