Kell Robotics Team Earns 2010 SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Award

Marietta Ga., February, 25, 2010 - The Carlton J. Kell High School Robotics Team of Marietta, Ga., won an Environmental Excellence Award from SeaWorld/Busch Gardens. Kell High School is one of eight schools in the country to receive this prestigious honor. The team has been recognized for its work in applying the technology skills and knowledge gained through participation in FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics program. The robotics team from Kell High School has designed a trash-collecting robot, which collects garbage from bodies of water such as lakes and rivers. The team will be awarded a $10,000 prize that will be applied toward continuing its innovative robotics work. A delegation from the team will be traveling, all-expense paid, to Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Fla., to attend a formal awards ceremony and receive the award check. Representatives from 14 agencies judged this year’s Environmental Excellence Awards. The judging panel included representation from Conservation International, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, The Izaak Walton League of America, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, National Geographic Society, National Science Teachers Association, National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund.


 

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