Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation has announced the 2018 Science Without Borders (SWB) Challenge, to once again, inspire student creativity while learning about important ocean conservation issues.
The competition for 2018 is themed “Why Coral Reefs Matter“.
2018 has been declared the International Year of the Reef (IYOR). IYOR is a global effort to increase awareness and understanding on the values and threats to coral reefs, and to support related conservation, research, and management efforts. All around the world, nations, organizations, schools, and individuals will celebrate the IYOR 2018 in a variety of ways.
Students can participate in IYOR by entering the Science Without Borders Challenge. This year, the organizers are partnering with the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) to celebrate IYOR through the Science Without Borders Challenge. ICRI is an informal partnership between nations and organizations, which strives to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world. They also oversee IYOR.
Primary and secondary school students 11-19 years old from any part of the world are invited to participate, for a chance to be awarded with scholarships of up to $500, for their winning entries.
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is a US based, non-profit foundation dedicated to conserving and restoring oceans through applied science, education and outreach, and working with local partners and governments to promote coral reef conservation.