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Annual Envirothon Competition Returns for High School Students

The Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District will again sponsor the annual Erie County Envirothon competition for high school students. The Envirothon program is a problem-solving natural resource competition that helps students to develop into environmentally aware and action-oriented adults.

This competition will be at the Village Green Park in Elma on April 28. The contest will allow students to experience the environmental resources of Erie County and gain an understanding of natural resources conservation in their local community.

Teams from Erie County high schools will register to compete against each other at the Envirothon Competition where students will be challenged in five Envirothon knowledge areas including  aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife and the 2022 current environmental issue, “Waste to Resources.” At the Envirothon, the teams will rotate through indoor/outdoor, hands-on, practical-style test stations at which they will compete for the highest scores on each environmental topic.

County winners advance to the State Envirothon Competition at SUNY Hobart & William Smith Colleges on May 25-26. The state champion will go on to represent New York State at the NCF-Envirothon Competition at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in late summer.

East Aurora high school was Erie County’s 2021 winning high school. The team then traveled to Hobart & William Smith Colleges to represent Erie County at the state competition.

For more information or for registration materials, Melanie Saunders can be reached at 716-652-8480.

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