As Terra Fairs, ISEF-affiliated regionals simply add “Terra” to the front of their name and continue as before with their Fair Committee members and Fair Director(s). Terra pays ISEF affiliation fees, covers expenses for your selected
finalists, and provides chaperonage for the Terra Fairs party of students. Additional benefits include each Fair Codirector receiving a stipend of $1000 plus Terra staff support of the fair committee with marketing, student
recruitment, website maintenance, a secure project application process, liability insurance for the fair, printing services, full Fair Day support, special awards and gifts for students and judges, and more.
Our experienced staff will make sure that your fair committee members receive all the support they need throughout the year and will attend your meetings as needed to provide that support.
Terra Science and Education is an active innovator and sponsor of project-based STEM K-16 education through its diverse programs. Terra has made a long-term commitment to support internationally-affiliated science and engineering
fairs. Terra consistently advocates for expanding youth experiences, supporting quality teaching, and affirming individuals with the passion to make a difference in their world.
Terra’s extensive experience in creating and organizing regional and international science and engineering fairs helps us understand that organizing a regional fair is a big undertaking. Therefore, Terra values those who volunteer
their time in such efforts. However, it also knows that without much support, volunteers may burn out, leading to frequent turn over in fair committee membership or reduced funding and student participation.
Terra founded the TNRSEF with a first-year success of 50+ projects presenting on Fair Day and completing of its affiliation with ISEF. The following year, Terra founded the new TRFSEF after its predecessor fair closed. We quadrupled
the region’s number of projects and volunteers within two years. And this year? Due to our existing infrastructure and staff experience and despite COVID-19, Terra organized a most successful online fair.
If you are interested in becoming a Terra Fair, removing the pressures of funding and organization support, while keeping your regional fair committee and director in charge, please contact us at [email protected].
To see all to be gained by becoming a Terra Fair, please review the Benefits Document.