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November 26, 2013

Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Climate Change Public Service Announcements

by Melissa Harding

During the latest challenge of the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps, students were asked to think about the impact of their individual and collective actions on climate change and to talk about their findings in the form of a video. Over 110 high school students participated in this challenge! Students created videos to inform their peers about the reality of climate change, while inspiring them to take responsive action. Each entry was less than one minute and done in the form of a public service announcement. The entries submitted were varied in their approach, but all were wonderful. It was hard for the judges,  Director of Education for the Pittsburgh Filmmakers Brady Lewis, filmmaker Mark Dixon, Director Research on Learning at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History Mary Ann Steiner, and Interpretive Specialist for Phipps Adam Haas, to choose the winners!

1st Place: Gateway High School  “Paper Stop Animation”

2nd Place: Moon Area High School  “Mother Nature”

 3rd Place :  Shaler Area High School

Honorable Mention: Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy 

While each challenge has a winner, all participating students are winners for learning more about the world around them!
Thanks to all these wonderful students for submitting these great videos!

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