The public is invited to go online to view and rate student multimedia projects that explore how Carson River riparian areas benefit the community and need to be protected by the public.
The video and slide-show projects are contestants in the Carson River Coalition Education Working Group's "Keep Streamsides Greener, Keep Water Cleaner" contest, which will award a prize of $500 in each of four categories.
The contest was open to students in the ninth through 12th grades of Carson and Douglas high schools and Carson Valley and Pau-Wa-Lu middle schools. The entries had to be one to three minutes long.
Although the award winners will be selected privately by a panel of judges, the public is welcome to watch and rate the entries at www.you
River2009. Winners will be announced in January 2010.
The working group includes the Carson Water Subconservancy District, the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and River Wranglers. Prizes will be awarded to the best individual video, team video, individual animated slide show and team animated slide show. Also, each winning entry's sponsoring teacher will earn $100.
In addition to the cash prizes, winning entries will be showcased online at www.cwsd.org and www.
unce.unr.edu/NEMO and at a film festival on Jan. 28, 2010. The winning presentations also will be featured on a local television show.