teenager receives top biology award at London ceremony
Burnham-On-Sea teenager has received a prestigious national award
from the Zoological Society of London.
Brown, 18, has ben presented with the Zoological Society of London's
prestigious Prince Philip Award and Marsh Prize for her biology
study on snails.
award aims to encourage students to see biology as a relevant
and exciting field of study and to make the step from learning
won the award after completing an investigative project entitled
'Can the common garden snail see in colour?'.
who lives with her family in Burnham, has attended a presentation
ceremony at the Zoological Society of London in Regent's Park
where the certificate, a medal and a £600 cheque were handed
citation read by Professor Geoff Boxshall, ZSL's Secretary, said:
"Carly presented a sound hypothesis, supported by appropriate
biological arguments and background research."
provided an impressive critical evaluation of the project and
was able to identify priorities for future research."
who studies at Taunton School, is understandably honoured to have
received the award.
has already appeared in a recent edition of Somerset Life
magazine and has also been interviewed by BBC Somerset.
Brown with Dr James Penny, Prof Patrick Bateson (ZSL's President)
and Brian Marsh OBE