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The Loudoun Student Environmental Action Showcase (SEAS) is an annual event where individual students, green/eco-action teams, environmental clubs and youth groups are invited to inspire their community by sharing their work on reducing waste, conserving energy, conducting citizen science, improving water quality, preserving natural habitat and other sustainability-minded projects in their schools and communities.  SEAS is a place to express your environmental connection!

The purpose of Loudoun SEAS is to amplify youth voices in environmental problem solving by showcasing to a real-world audience how students have meaningfully contributed to environmental stewardship in Loudoun County.

Participation is open to all K-12 students in Loudoun County representing public and private schools, homeschoolers and members of community-based youth organizations such as 4-H clubs and Scout troops. Community partners will provide hands-on learning activities and showcase career and volunteer opportunities.

To be eligible to participate as a Community Partner and showcase at all Loudoun SEAS events, applicants must maintain active status as a LEEA Community Partner. The LEEA Board of Directors retains the authority to decline any individual or group seeking to exhibit at Loudoun SEAS events if they are not current members of LEEA and have sought participation as a community partner. If you are new to LEEA and Loudoun SEAS, visit loudounnature.org to learn how you can get involved and become a Community Partner. If you are not sure of your status as a LEEA Community Partner, please contact LEEA@loudounnature.org.

The student winners from SEAS 2024 included:

Grades K-5

  • 1st place ($500): “Crayon Stars” presented to Dhairya Jindal of Cardinal Ridge ES.
  • 2nd place ($350): “How to Recycle at Your School” presented to Jennifer Pitzen’s 5th grade class at Cardinal Ridge ES.
  • 3rd place ($150): “Remote Control Trash-Eating Boat” presented to homeschooler Aleksandr Struts.

Grades 6-8

  • 1st place ($500): “Table to Garden Composting” presented to Kelly Anderson of Seneca Ridge MS’s Garden Club.
  • 2nd place ($350): “EcoSlice: A Pizza Box Recycling Initiative” presented to Pranamya Jindal of Mercer MS.
  • 3rd place ($150): “Plastics in the Ocean” presented to Gabriel Vlachopoulos of Smart’s Mill MS.

Grades 9-12

  • 1st place ($500): “Investigating the Use of Pyrolyzed Sewage Sludge and Mushrooms as an Effective Additive to Develop Feasible Sustainable Concretes” presented to Akhilesh Tammana and Leila Ware of the Academies of Loudoun.
  • 2nd place ($350): “OzonePlus” presented to Arjun Rajesh of OzonePlus, a non-profit organization.  (also from Broad Run HS)
  • 3rd place ($150): Tie between “Superworm Composting,” presented to Olivia Cohn of Tuscarora HS, and “MicroMission,” presented to Katarina Walordy, Maadhavan Iyer, and Mireille Strittmatter of the Academies of Loudoun.

Innovation in Action Award (Grades K-12)

  • ($300): “The Weight of Our Advance” presented to Madeline Binkley of Independence HS.

Check out these pictures of some of the exhibitors!