Photo by Myr Slosberg
Nordhoff High School freshman Bella Welch (from left) and Ojai Valley School students Bella Slosberg and Aaron Wolf at the California State Science Fair this week.
Emma Gustafson, Ojai Valley News contributor
Ojai Valley School (OVS) seventh grader Bella Slosberg stole the show this week at the California State Science Fair, taking top honors in the Junior Zoology Division with a project that could have far-reaching impacts on the world’s ability to reduce plastic waste.
Slosberg started her science project in December for the OVS school science fair, setting out to raise mealworm colonies to determine if they could safely ingest and breakdown troublesome polystyrenes such as Styrofoam®.