Little Inventors - Recent Winners
A mermaid that eats microplastics, a sea-otter robot that eats CO2 and farts oxygen and an octopus that slaps away predators and shoots ink are just some of the 15 finalists for the Little Inventors Mission: Protect Our Oceans contest. The oceans challenge features drawings of original, ingenious invention ideas committed to improving the health of our oceans.
June 8th NSERC, CCUNESCO and Little Inventors unveiled the protect our oceans online exhibit and announced the winners of the Little Inventors oceans challenge. The Oceans Challenge is presented in partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, it is implemented and delivered in collaboration with Let’s Talk Science, Digital Mi’kmaq, and the Canadian Science Fair Journal. The more than 700 invention ideas are inspired by the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).
Little Inventors is a creative education organization on a mission to give children around the world the opportunity to develop and showcase their creativity, problem-solving skills, confidence, and curiosity. Little Inventors takes the wild ideas from children and challenges experts in the field to bring them to life. Inventions are showcased online, in books and in exhibitions all to inspire future inventors, scientists and problem-solvers to believe in their abilities.
This year’s Little Inventors challenge was also included in the Let’s Talk Science Horizon Project in 2020 and encouraged youth to get involved and participate in the contest. Similar to the aim of Little Inventors, the goal of the Horizon Project was to show that others care and believe in the abilities of youth and show that learning is key to their future.