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Re: Entomology B/C

Post by Panda Weasley » May 18th, 2015, 4:39 pm

JoJoKeKe wrote:I'm quite sad they're getting rid of this event. I really wanted to try it next year! :(
There not getting rid of it, it's just getting rotated out. It rotates with 3 other ID events.

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Re: Entomology B/C

Post by JoJoKeKe » May 18th, 2015, 4:41 pm

Just a question- why are they rotating it out if it's only been an event for 2 years? (Or so I think...)
Tournaments (2016): State / Nationals
Fossils: 3 / 8
Disease: 7 / NA
Green Gen: NA / 37
Picture This: 1 / 17
Invasives: 1 / 24

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Rocks - 2
Microbe 2
Ecology 3
Optics 4
Invasives: 1

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Re: Entomology B/C

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » May 18th, 2015, 4:48 pm

JoJoKeKe wrote:Just a question- why are they rotating it out if it's only been an event for 2 years? (Or so I think...)
only?

It'll come back in 8 or 10 years. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: Entomology B/C

Post by Panda Weasley » May 18th, 2015, 4:50 pm

JoJoKeKe wrote:Just a question- why are they rotating it out if it's only been an event for 2 years? (Or so I think...)
They rotate every 2 years. It goes Ento, Invasives (just entering the rotation I think), Herpetology, Ornithology, then Forestry.
(Somebody feel free to correct me if I'm wrong)
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Re: Entomology B/C

Post by QuantumTech » June 6th, 2015, 8:08 pm

Panda Weasley wrote:
JoJoKeKe wrote:Just a question- why are they rotating it out if it's only been an event for 2 years? (Or so I think...)
They rotate every 2 years. It goes Ento, Invasives (just entering the rotation I think), Herpetology, Ornithology, then Forestry.
(Somebody feel free to correct me if I'm wrong)
Wait so no Ento for 2015-2016 school year? Darn I was looking forwards to it.

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Re: Entomology B/C

Post by Panda Weasley » June 7th, 2015, 6:09 am

QuantumTech wrote:
Panda Weasley wrote:
JoJoKeKe wrote:Just a question- why are they rotating it out if it's only been an event for 2 years? (Or so I think...)
They rotate every 2 years. It goes Ento, Invasives (just entering the rotation I think), Herpetology, Ornithology, then Forestry.
(Somebody feel free to correct me if I'm wrong)
Wait so no Ento for 2015-2016 school year? Darn I was looking forwards to it.
Yeah no Ento. :( Apparently there might be some insects in the invasives list...
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Re: Entomology B/C

Post by RontgensWallaby » June 13th, 2015, 7:15 pm

Read a National Geographic article the other day about building "superbees" that could resist colony collapse. I think it would be interesting for any enthusiastic Entomology ex-competitor. (accidental alliteration aptitude)
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Re: Entomology B/C

Post by Jaol » June 23rd, 2015, 6:06 am

Panda Weasley wrote:
QuantumTech wrote:
Panda Weasley wrote: They rotate every 2 years. It goes Ento, Invasives (just entering the rotation I think), Herpetology, Ornithology, then Forestry.
(Somebody feel free to correct me if I'm wrong)
Wait so no Ento for 2015-2016 school year? Darn I was looking forwards to it.
Yeah no Ento. :( Apparently there might be some insects in the invasives list...
Yeah there are about 25 of them on the trial events list on the binder I'm making.

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Re: Entomology B/C

Post by SOnerd » July 26th, 2015, 7:51 pm

Hello everyone.

It is with great regret that I make my last ever post onto the Entomology forum. This event will be going out of rotation next year, not to be back for a long time. I've had a lot of fun with this event, and it's been quite the ride. I first walked into an Entomology test at my first ever Science Olympiad competition without a clue as to what was going on. Before entering the testing room, I remember thinking "Hey, maybe this event involves identifying insects. " I was armed only a very poorly-made cheat sheet and no field guide. Due to easy test making, I did not learn a single thing from this test. Consequently, the second time I took an Entomology test, I scored a whopping 23 points out of 100 possible. From that moment on, I knew I desperately needed to get a clue. Entomology became my lyfe. I began to truly enjoy Science Olympiad, not dread it. My first "real" medal - a 2nd place at an invite- gave me the motivation I needed to completely bury myself in teh insectz.

Entomology has been the only event that I've participated in all 11 tournaments that I've attended. I've had 3 different partners and 10 different cheat sheets through the years. My experiences with Entomology have taught me that hard work (and a little bit of an unhealthy obsession) will bring success. Although I will never cram together another Entomology cheat sheet, take another Entomology test, or tab another Entomology field guide, the memory of competing in this event will never leave me.

My time participating in Entomology has been very unique and memorable. They have ranged from missing entire stations worth of questions on tests, to placing at Nats. I will never forget the shock I felt when I learned that insects were not "Anthropods", but "Arthropods" (something I learned in November 2014... I did this event for an entire year without knowing). When I took my first test, I did not know what "taxonomy" meant. I will never forget the feeling of walking into an Entomology test at every single competition - and regardless of how the rest of the day had gone - being able to truly have fun, without the stress of other events. Throughout this past season, I sadly did not study for Entomology until after state. It was the event I could always lean on doing well in when I was unsure how the upcoming competition was going to go.

Entomology, I will never forget you. The event that made me love Science Olympiad, the event that taught me that intellect is worth something. Entomology, I will always remember how you helped me keep my sanity through two very bumpy years of Middle School.

Goodbye Entomology, I hope the kids that are lucky enough to have you in rotation next will value you as much as I did.
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