Winners from the Crockett science fair competed in the Austin Regional Science Fair. This fair consist of many Central Texas and other school districts. Roughly 2,700 projects were entered in this year fair. Crockett students won four major awards for their projects including the following:◆ The Climate Protection Award- Analysis of Algae Biofuel Production Using a Photobioreactor
◆ The Earth Award-Analysis of Algae Biofuel Production Using a Photobioreactor'
◆ 3rd Place Molecular Biology-Dynamic Hybridization Events of Central Texas Prickly Pear (Opuntia engelmannii)- Advancing to Texas State Science Fair
◆ 5th Place Robotics and Intelligent Machines-Demonstration of Mechanized Human Movement Utilizing Kinetic Motion Controlled by a Central Processing Unit.
- 7:30AM-Assemble at Crockett High school and pack up vans/bus.
- 8:30AM- Leave Crockett High School- 5601 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745
- 1:00 PM-2:30 PM-Caverns of Señora Tour-1711 Pvt Rd 4468, Sonora, TX 76950.
- Arrive at Davis Mountain State Park-TX-118, Fort Davis, TX 79734
- 6:30 PM-Campsite set up and dinner.
- Free Time: birding, swimming, hiking
- 12:00 PM- Lunch at McDonald Observatory StarDate Café
- 1:30 PM- Solar Viewing & Tour- 3640 Dark Sky Drive, Fort Davis, TX 79734
- 5:00 PM- Snakes of the Big Bend- TX-118, Fort Davis, TX 79734
- 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM— Star Party- McDonald Observatory
- Morning Sunrise
- 9:00 AM- Visit Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center-43869 Texas 118, Fort Davis, TX 79734
- 12:00 PM- Lunch in Fort Davis
- 1:30 PM- Visit Rattlers & Reptiles in Fort Davis $4 per person
- 2:30 PM- Hiking in Fort Davis State Park.
- Visit Marfa Lights
- Morning Sunrise
- 7:30 AM- Breakfast
- 9:30 AM- Drive Home- Fort Davis to Austin
The Crockett Science Club recently toured Whirlpool cave. We are currently fundraising for our field trip to McDonald Observatory and Davis Mountains State Park in the spring as-well as Interspace caverns in Georgetown,TX. Please join us for our spirit night at DQ from 4:30-8pm 1/11/2018 to help us fundraise for these trips.
Our science fair photobioreactor is up and running. Above you can see several of the algae species that we are testing for oil production.