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2nd Annual BRDC Science Fair

BRDC is excited to announce the 2nd Annual BRDC Science Fair in partnership with Grayson County Public Schools!  All 6th and 7th-grade students in Grayson County Public Schools are included.  In the future, we aim to include more grades and expand the opportunity to focus on critical thinking skills. 

The Science fair is a chance for students to exercise their creative thinking skills, follow their curiosity, learn more about their interests and share their discoveries with others. Project questions arise from the participant’s experience and context, and students are encouraged to tackle challenges related to the Blue Ridge region.

Get Involved!

In order to provide assistance to students in developing their projects, BRDC is looking for mentors to assist with concepts and procedures. Volunteer judges are also needed for the day of the event.  Interested community members can contact BRDC at, or 276-293-1232.


GRAND PRIZE:  Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer!

1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes offered at all grade levels
1st Place: $75 Gift Certificate Acorn Naturalists
2nd Place: $50 Gift Certificate Acorn Naturalists
3rd Place: $25 Gift Certificate Acorn Naturalists
Each school will also have their own Best in School Trophy that will be displayed at the school.

The BRDC Science Fair Committee includes: Aaron Floyd, BRDC Executive Director; Lisa Benish, BRDC Program Director; Jay Martin, Naturalist/Educator; Mr. Hale, IMS Principal; Mr. Alexander, Fries Principal; Mr. Cheeks, GHS Principal; Mrs. Cox IMS, Mrs. Perry GHS, Ms. Tignor, IMS,and Mrs Blankenship FMS

For more information about the Science Fair, visit

Earlier Event: November 20
BRDC Book Club
Later Event: December 9
Open House: Our Future Center