During my time participating in Science Olympiad, I have worked on creating what I think would be the perfect event. I would like to push for this event to enter the official Science Olympiad scene this year if possible.
Event supervisors and tournament directors, I would love to get your feedback on this event. If you would be willing to run it at your tournament, that would be great. I would be happy to help with test writing if needed.
Students reading this post, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org
) with your input on the event. I would love to hear what you guys think so I can make it better.
The event is called Biome Blast. Think back to what was Ecology, but turn the focus on the biome rather than the ecological principles. But, to call this event an off-shoot of ecology would be wrong. It brings a completely different, and difficult, twist to Science Olympiad. This event will change "focus biome" every year so there is no "returning advantage" that is common with many Science Olympiad events. The event works to combine the features of many Science Olympiad events - Meteorology, the Identification Events (Forestry, Ornithology, etc.), Ecology, and many more.
Here is a link to the rules: https://sites.google.com/site/biomeblast/
Let me know what you guys think as I would love to see this as a trial event at various state competitions and (hopefully) at a national tournament.