The Dark Skies Rangers Contest is for "teachers and students between 6 and 18 years old living on planet Earth !!" Teachers are asked to produce a lesson plan, and students, an essay or project about light pollution. It closes on March 30, 2014. Prizes include a week in the Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve in Portugal, tablets and smartphones.
The guidelines, from the website are:
The project must:
- Be written in English;
- Focus on the environment and/or energy issues, related to light pollution;
- Be the result of an investigation about light pollution at a local level;
- Present factual data and information recovered during the field work;
- Be oriented to the search for solutions and whenever possible trigger intervention actions addressing the detected problems. #lightpollution #education