Albertans come up big at 4-H science fair

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A trio of Albertans were winners at the annual 4-H Canada Science Fair. There were 18 4-H’ers presenting 14 innovative projects, ranging from analyzing the growth of microgreens to a look into a cost-effective manner of extracting chitin and chitosan from lobsters.

Five projects were chosen as winners, including two from Alberta — an experiment assessing the efficacy of a variety of cleaning solutions in regards to biosecurity (by Lara and Liesl S.) and “Crickets for Lunch” (by Amanda H.), which looked at using household food waste to raise crickets to have a protein level similar to those of commercially raised crickets.

The five winners move on to the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Ottawa from May 12-19. — 4H Canada

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