I would use the $500 to support a local science summer camp! I volunteered last summer as a curriculum mentor and found them doing a great job advocating science in local communities. The kids participating are always in need of more staff scientist and science supply.
Hi Pedro, I plan to use the prize money on the science demonstrations that I am doing at middle schools and high schools as well as museum events such as Darwin Discovery Day and National Fossil Day. So far, I was involved in the following activities as a volunteer and a scientist:
DNA extraction from fruits,
Code like a girl,
Fossil hunt/ID game,
Determining acids and bases using red cabbage juice
All these activities require some supplies like test tubes, filters and others. If I win, I plan to use the money on the supplies for these activities. With the help of these hands-on activities, I am hoping to increase students’ interest in science.