Wave Makers STEM Competition

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Encourage your students to explore the wonders of STEM, ocean life, and participate in this exciting competition. It's not just about winning prizes; it's an opportunity for them to showcase their creativity and passion for science and the oceanlife of Florida.

1. Determine the Applicant's Group

Ages 4-6: Mini Wave Makers

Highlight your favorite, most intriguing fact or finding about Florida's ocean and/or wildlife in a creative 1 minute video.

Share your discovery and inspire others to appreciate the wonders of Florida's natural world. At the end of the video state, "My name is (your name) and I am a Wave Maker."

Ages 7-10: Junior Wave Makers

Ages 11-13: Rising Wave Makers

Ages 14-18: Wave Maker Entrepreneurs

2. Identify the Applicant's Deliverable, Topic, Research, and Report

Identify ONE topic that interests the applicant the most within the competition theme:
marine biology, ocean sustainability, and wild Florida!

3. Complete and Submit the Applicant's Video by
NEW DEADLINE April 19th, 2024


For more information and to submit an application: Visit WaveMakersImpact.org/STEM

Age Group: Kids Ages 4 - 18 in Florida

Grand Prize: One student will win a $5,000 educational scholarship.

School Prize: The school with the most active participation can apply for a $10K STEM education grant.

Submission Deadline: April 19th, 2024

Teachers or parents should submit individual videos of their students with parent/guardian permission. Teachers should provide overall guidance to their students.

Categories: 4 different age groups; reference site for deliverables. 

Top 100 Finalists:

Receive a free ticket to attend the Wave Makers Kids Ocean Symposium.

The symposium features Dr. Sylvia Earle, Florida's own oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer in Residence.

Symposium Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024; held at the Cox Science Center, West Palm Beach.