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CWSF 2013 - Lethbridge, Alberta

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I am Elizabeth Schulz and I am in grade eight. I maintain 4.0 honours and last year, I achieved Scholar of the Year. I have participated in Science Fairs since Grade 4. I have earned four gold medals and one silver and numerous awards. This year, my project won Best in Show, the UNBC Mathematics and Statistics Award and the Community Enhancement Award at the CISE. I’m thrilled to be attending CWSF for the first time. I live in a small community that surrounds a lake and I enjoy water sports. The results of this year’s project have inspired me to continue this investigation so that swimmer’s itch will be less likely to occur at recreational lakesides. In school, I am part of Student Leadership and each winter I join the curling club. I also am an active member of a Youth Group and organize fundraising events to help children in developing countries. I play piano and am in Gr. 6 of the RCM Program and have two students of my own. My advice for students considering a science fair project is to give yourself lots of time, research and talk to people. I hope to become a Secondary Teacher.

Elizabeth Schulz

Reducing Populations of Lymnae stagnalis
Region:Central Interior British Columbia
City:Fraser Lake, BC
School:Fraser Lake Elem-Secondary
Abstract:Lymnae stagnalis, more commonly known as the giant pond snail is the intermediate host for the parasite that causes Swimmer's Itch. This project looked at various methods (chemical, mechanical, bait systems, sensory/repulsion methods) to effectively, responsibly and systematically reduce populations of lymnae stagnalis so that Swimmer's Itch is less likely to occur at recreational lakesides.

Awards Value
Challenge Award - Environment
Sponsor: Encana Corporation
Excellence Award - Junior
Silver Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Western University Scholarship
Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$2 000.00
Total$2 800.00