From left to right: Dr. Amanda Gorham, Copper Callahan, Adrian Holdo, Julie Blaze, Mackenzie Teeter, Audrey Hughes
In January, EcoReach awarded Adrian Holdo and Copper Callahan with the 2022 EcoReach Science Fair Award. We had the opportunity to meet these two young scientists, who competed in the Clarke County School Districts Science Fair with their project entitled, “Comparing the Strength and Size of Joro Webs vs Native Spider Webs”. By measuring the strength of the webs using hooks and washers, the students concluded that the Joro Webs showed to be both larger and stronger than native webs. Adrian and Copper earned the award for their exceptional project design and execution and for highlighting a current ecological issue in Athens Clarke County.
At EcoReach, we hope to encourage enthusiasm for nature and scientific inquiry, and we hope to raise awareness for ecology and environmental issues, particularly those relevant to our Athens-Clarke County community.