Registration for Shedd Aquarium - Midwest Primary Mentors
Registration closes for teams and participants April 9, 2022
Lead Mentors/Instructors are the primary mentor for the team - the "Responsible Adult" that is the main point of contact. A Lead Mentor/Instructor should be available to answer any and all e-mails that may come from competition coordinators. Except for extremely rare cases with EXPLORER class teams, the Lead Mentor SHOULD NOT be an active team student participant.
Registration fees are as follows (all prices are $US):
Please note that throughout the team creation process you will be called the "Team Captain" - this is okay - to competition officials, we will know you are the primary mentor. However, your team will still need to identify a participating student to serve as the "Company CEO," but that is not required when registering your team.
You must create a distinct team name for each of your teams - no matter how many teams you are registering. If you are registering more than one team, you will need to submit separate registration forms.
Registration fee payments are credit card ONLY. Registration fees cannot be refunded or transferred to future years or other teams.
All participating students MUST have their registration completed and all waivers signed by the registration deadline in order to participate. If you have students without internet access at home, print the appropriate waiver pages, to send home to the student's parent/legal guardian to fill in. Once you have received the completed, signed copies, it is the lead mentor's responsibility to complete the student's registration process in Active on behalf of the parent/guardian without internet access. Copies of the signed proxy and waiver forms must be scanned and e-mailed or snail-mailed to your regional coordinator. There is no need to do this for all students - just those whose parents do not have access to the internet.
Each competition class (SCOUT, NAVIGATOR, RANGER, and EXPLORER) has a different Team Creation registration portal. You will need to register your team in the appropriate competition class - to help you through the registration process, we have created a step-by-step tutorial available here.