Biotech Service Hours Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What can I do for hours?
A: Continue to check the Biotech & Engineering Hour Opportunity page for specific hour opportunities offered throughout the county and state. You should also find other science and engineering related activities on your own and record them as you complete them.

Q: Do I have to get my hours approved before I complete them?
A: As long as the hours are truly science and engineering related, and there’s no question as to whether or not they fall in these two categories, you do NOT need permission. However, if you are unsure and need clarification, please e-mail Mrs. Walton ( )

Q: Can I count NHS and Key Club Hours as part of the 20 allowed community service hours?
A: Yes, you can count these. However, please keep in mind, only 20 of the total 100 hours may be non-science/engineering related.

Q: How do I know how many hours I’ve completed?
A: You should be keeping your own personal log so you have an idea of how many hours you’ve completed. If you are in doubt, you should e-mail Mrs. Walton for confirmation.

Q: Do I have to record Summer Reading, Book Club, and Biofest hours on the log sheet?
A: No, these hours are automatically recorded by Mrs. Walton upon handing in reflection sheets and presenting in Biofest.

Q: Do I have to turn in a reflection with each log submission?
A: Yes, you must submit a reflection each time you hand in a service hour log sheet. You can record multiple activities on one sheet so that you can reflect on more activities at one time.

Q: I’ve completed an activity that totaled more than 10 hours, how do I record those hours?
A: You should complete the 10 hours or more document sheet and reflection and hand in to Mrs. Walton. These hours do not need to them be handed in on the shorter log form.

Q: Does camping count as Biotech hours?
A: No, camping does not count towards Biotech service hours.

Q: Do I have to log Biotech Club hours?
A: Yes, you must record meetings on your log sheet and you should have the sponsor sign off on those hours.

Q: I went to a museum or other activity where I was unable to get a signature. What should I do?
A: You should take pictures and e-mail them to Mrs. Walton, or submit some sort of certificate if that is provided.