The International Jr. Foresters’ Competition is an annual event hosted by Russian Federal Forestry Agency (RFFA). It promotes and rewards young scientists for their interest and efforts in the environmental field, and encourages international dialogue about forestry issues. The USA participated in this event for the first time in 2012, and our student representatives won 3rd place in the overall competition! Click here to learn more about their experience: http://blogs.usda.gov/2012/10/17/us-teens-win-third-prize-at-international-jr-foresters%E2%80%99-competition/
The 2013 competition will take place in from September 8th to 13th, and will include time for sightseeing in Moscow as well as field trips to Russian forests (travel will be from September 5th through 14th). The Russian Federal Forestry Agency is inviting youth ages 16-20 to submit projects on topics such as forest science and silviculture, wildlife ecology, plant ecology, etc. Projects will be presented to an international panel of judges (each contestant will give a 10 minute presentation) to compete for public recognition and valuable prizes. Travel and participation in the contest is fully funded.
One student will be selected to represent the USA in the competition; to apply for this opportunity, the deadline for submission of projects to the US Forest Service International Programs office is July 15th, 2013.
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Jennifer Smith at USFS International Programs to obtain further details about the competition and to obtain application materials. Feel free to contact Jennifer at any point with questions or concerns.
Email: (firstname.lastname@example.org). Phone: 202-677-2085.