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Meet the Winners of the 2021 4-H Canada Science Fair

Ottawa, Ontario – Mar. 12, 2021 – 4-H Canada is proud to announce the three winners of the 4-H Canada Science Fair, held virtually from Mar. 2-6. These young scientists will be moving on to compete against the best and the brightest from across the country at the Canada Wide Science Fair, taking place May 17 to 21, 2021.

The 4-H Canada Science Fair is the annual program providing 4-H youth members with an opportunity to advance their skills in STEM while exploring their personal passions through the development of experiments, innovations, and inventions. The event is made possible through the generous support of 4-H Canada’s Science & Technology Pillar Partner Bayer Crop Science Inc., as well as funding from the Government of Canada and the University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture and Bioresources.

Mac D. also received the regional distinction of the Ted Rogers Innovation Award for her project, A Novel Approach to Improving Biosecurity in Hatching, from Youth Science Canada. This award recognizes participants of regional science fairs demonstrating entrepreneurial spirit by developing a project that demonstrates commercial potential.

“Congratulations to the participants and winners and finalists of the 2021 4-H Canada Science Fair for their inspiring projects covering a diverse set of topics from environmental conservation and sustainable agriculture to innovative technologies and consumer behaviours. These youth are demonstrating their passion in addressing global challenges as young leaders dedicated to positively impacting their communities and the world around them,” said Shannon Benner, 4-H Canada CEO. “Thank you to our partners Bayer Crop Science Inc., for their commitment to empowering 4-H youth in their exploration of STEM, as well as our other supporters and partners.”

The 4-H Canada Science Fair is part of 4-H Canada’s ongoing commitment to furthering science and technology skills and knowledge development for youth through 4-H programming. As interest in STEM programs continues to grow across 4-H, 4-H Canada and Bayer Crop Science Inc. are working together to ensure youth have access to experiential learning opportunities, that better their communities, create global citizens and build leaders of today.

“We are so impressed with the commitment to science-based inquiry and exploration that was evident in all the 4-H Science Fair participants,” said Trish Jordan, Senior Business Partner, Government and Industry Affairs with Bayer Crop Science. “At Bayer, we are driven by our purpose – Science for a Better Life.  These 4-Hers are living that purpose through their projects, exploring unique topics and dedicating countless hours to new innovations that truly can have an impact on our day-to-day lives. We can hardly wait to see them apply what they have learned through 4-H and the 4-H Science Fair to do great things in their education, their careers, and their communities in the future.”

2021 4-H Canada Science Fair Winners:

Sophie F., British Columbia
Leaf-Debrief: An Innovative Nitrogen Detector for Rice Paddies Using Machine Learning

Mark N., Alberta
A Corrosion Comparison of Agriculture Disinfectants on Metals

Mac D., British Columbia
A Novel Approach to Improving Biosecurity in Hatching

To see the full list of this year’s participants, visit 4-h-canada.ca/sciencefair/2021. For more information on the 4-H Canada Science Fair, visit 4-h-canada.ca/sciencefair.

For more information on the Canada-Wide Science Fair, visit cwsf.youthscience.ca.

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About 4-H Canada

For over 100 years, 4-H Canada has been one of the most highly respected positive youth development organizations in Canada. 4-H in Canada has close to 23,500 members and more than 8,700 volunteer leaders. Our goal is to help young Canadians “Learn To Do By Doing” in a safe, inclusive and fun environment. We believe in nurturing responsible, caring and contributing youth leaders who are committed to positively impacting their communities across Canada and around the world. To learn more about 4-H Canada, please visit 4-h-canada.ca and follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

About Bayer

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to help people and planet thrive by supporting efforts to master the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. Bayer is committed to drive sustainable development and generate a positive impact with its businesses. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. The Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2020, the Group employed around 100,000 people and had sales of 41.4 billion euros. R&D expenses before special items amounted to 4.9 billion euros. For more information, go to www.bayer.ca.

For more information, media may contact:

Mike Sheeler
Marketing and Communications Director
4-H Canada
613-316-5422
msheeler@4-h-canada.ca