Department of Environmental Sciences

NWO District 2 Science Day

March 7, 2020

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Northwest Ohio District 2 Science Day (NWDSD) is the regional science fair for students in grades 5-12 in schools of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas,  Ottawa, Sandusky,  Williams, and Wood counties. Students who enter District Science Day are usually the winners from science fairs held locally at their own school, county, or school district. Projects that have followed Ohio Academy of Science standards from students who come from schools where local science fairs are not held are also welcome providing you contact the Director for special permission.

The Junior Academy Council of the Ohio Academy of Science governs  NWDSD; one of 17  science districts in the state. The OAS is a nonprofit organization founded to stimulate interest in the sciences, to promote research, to improve instruction in the sciences, to disseminate scientific knowledge, and to recognize high achievements in attaining these objectives. The Junior Academy Council sets quotas of students who can compete in State Science Day and sets the rules for entries and judging criteria.

The NWDSD Council, chaired by Mark J. Camp from the University of Toledo, organizes this important event. Members of the Council include teachers representing the counties of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams and Wood. We encourage teachers to join us on this committee. If you are interested, call Director Mark J. Camp at 419-530-2398 or e-mail at


December 2, 2019: Teacher and Judge Registration begins
December 16, 2019: Contact Dr. Camp for individual/team projects that do not have a qualifying local science fair at their school
February 1, 2020: District 2 Science Day Student Registration Opens
February 20, 2020: District 2 Science Day Student Registration Closes
March 7, 2020: Northwest Ohio District 2 Science Day
March 11-13, 2020: Ohio Junior Science & Humanities Symposium
April 4, 2020: Buckeye Science & Engineering Fair
May 9, 2020: State Science Day

For detailed information on District and State Science Day review the Ohio Academy of Sciences Science Day Standards and additional links are in the page menu.


  • The Awards Ceremony will be held in the Ingman Room (Room 2520) of Thompson Student Union.
  • General Judges will meet in Ingman Room (Room 2520) of Thompson Student Union.
  • Sponsored Award Judges will meet in Room 2582 of Thompson Student Union.
  • Projects are now located numerically e.g.: 001, 002, 003, etc. In past years they were located by category e.g.  BEHA-001, BEHA 002, CHEM 001, CHEM 002 
  • 5th and 6th grade projects will be arranged numerically, but in a separate area of the display hall.
  • In previous years, no materials or equipment from a project have been permitted. Now students will be permitted to display some items with the intention that students will be better able to present their projects to judges. International Science and Engineering (ISEF) display rules will apply. Items which are now permitted are:

    Equipment or materials used, or developed, as part of this project may be displayed if:
    1. It fits within the display dimensions described in Section III, part g.   (Free-standing floor exhibits not permitted, must fit on table)
    2. It is not listed in Science Day Standards Section III, parts h and j “items NOT ALLOWED at Project Display”
    3. It meets Safety Regulations found in Section III, part j, that is deemed safe by the Display and Safety Committee upon inspection.

    Permitted items may include Engineering Design prototypes and equipment designed and built to complete scientific research and to collect data for a project, assuming it meets the criteria above. (Note:  All items included in project display must fit within the display dimensions described in these Science Day Standards, Section III. General Information, part g “Expectations of Display”)
Last Updated: 10/21/19