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The Lexus Eco Challenge, designed by Lexus and Scholastic, is a nationwide education program and contest about the environment that empowers teens to create a better world. Middle and high school students, grades 6-12, across the county can participate in one or both of the two initial challenges addressing environmental issues related to land, water, air and climate. To participate in this STEM competition, teams comprised of 5-10 students and a teacher advisor, must: define an issue, make a plan to address the issue, implement the plan, and report on the results. Up to 16 teams in each challenge will win $10,000 in grants and scholarships. All the winning teams will be invited to participate in the Final Challenge for a chance to win one of two $30,000 grand prizes. In all, $500,000 in scholarships and grants will be awarded.

Registration for the first challenge (land/water) begins September 2, 2013
Registration for the second challenge (air/climate) begins October 14, 2013

For more information and a set of official rules, visit: http://lexus.scholastic.com/