Olivia Cerilli, Grade 7 student at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School in Burlington, won bronze at the 52nd annual National Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair (BASEF), held May 12-19, 2012 in Charlottetown, PEI.
Team BASEF, consisting of 16 students representing Hamilton, Halton Region, and Haldimand, Norfolk and Brant Counties, competed at the national science fair, after winning trip awards at the 52nd annual Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair (BASEF) held on March 31, 2012, at Mohawk College in Hamilton. Olivia's project, "Paw Prints Through the Forest: Tracking Grey Wolves in Superior National Forest", did exceptionally well at regionals, where Olivia won four awards.
"The purpose of my project is to find out where and how much Grey Wolves move from place to place over the course of their lives," Olivia explained. "I wanted to know if gender, age, or time of year affected the distances they travelled. This can be important because knowing how far they move across their environment will assist us in understanding these endangered creatures better, helping us bring them back to their former numbers."
Team BASEF brought home 12 awards including two silver medals and eight bronze medals from the Canada-Wide Science Fair.
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