The Worlds Skills UK Environmental Science Competition 2013

The environmental science competition is an exciting challenge for young people interested in climate change, protecting the environment, and the sustainable use of natural resources and energy. The competition is designed to raise skills and awareness in the science and engineering disciplines for emerging technologies and industries that will support the growing ‘green economy’. The competition is particularly aimed at those want to transfer these skills and experience into areas of scientific and technical research which can be used to solve complex socio-economic issues for the good of the community.

The Environmental Science Competition is aimed at an advanced level of knowledge, equivalent to a Level 3 qualification.

The competitors must have the ability to operate a personal computer and appropriate software; carry out research using authoritative sources in print and on the Internet; and analyse numerical, graphical and geographical information. Competitors will be judged on a written report and oral presentation so should be able to demonstrate excellent levels of literacy, numeracy and communication skills. They must also be able to apply their scientific knowledge and comprehension to a practical task involving the construction and testing of a simple device (materials, tools and instructions will be provided).

Each school, college or training organisation can enter up to two teams, with two competitors per team.

Full details available here