San Pedro High School’s 2016 Science Fair Totally ROCKS!

I have no personal experience with science fairs…I’m not sure that Ridgewood High School, NJ even hosted one.  But I feel like I’ve been to a bunch…”Saved by the Bell” and “The Wonder Years”,  the bubbling volcano on “The Brady Bunch” and “The Simpsons”.


Here’s something I didn’t know…the science fair at San Pedro, Belize High School is a HUGE DEAL!  A day off from school…seriously decorated booths and a theme.  This year:  plants.  Groups of six high schoolers with a hypothesis, testing and then results and presented to the public in a catchy, engaging way.

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I was invited by High Schooler Becca Barkhouse (whose booth happened to win!) and was AMAZED by what I saw.

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Team Lemons.

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A team tapping into the recently touted healing abilities of the soursop leaves.

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The scariest fruit on the planet…the noni fruit, or the morinda or the eyeball fruit.

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Noni juice has long been used in Belize to cure all sorts of things…

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Apparently, something called sorosi has incredible cleansing properties.  De-lousing and such.

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Go ALOE MAN!  A plant super hero.

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NEEM!  It’s EVERYTHING in India – in toothpaste, shampoo, acne medication…everything.

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Team Watermelon had my favorite shirts…but then I love watermelons.

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I’m guessing there were 20 booths?  Maybe more?

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One of my favorites – they had signs all over town.  Clever.  Electricity from limes.

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Making perfume through steam distillation and marketing with romance.

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And marketing through chocolate…smart.  Team Strawberry.

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And our winners!  Team Noix de Coco.  A bit of French…for coconut.

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And REALLY good products…delicious lotion and lip balm made with coconut oil and real bees’ wax from Corozal.

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LOVE IT!  Go science!  Go San Pedro High School.  And thanks Becca for the scoop.  I would have never known…

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