Attention outdoor enthusiasts!
Annual Erie County Envirothon to be held this spring!
The Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District is looking forward to hosting the Erie County Envirothon this spring. Coordinated by the District, the Envirothon
is an outdoor-oriented, hands-on, natural science competition for high
school students. Students use teamwork to complete a series of
challenges in the subjects of wildlife, forestry, aquatics, soils and a
current issue topic. The 2017 Envirothon current issue topic is
"Agricultural Soil & Water Conservation Stewardship."
Not only is the Envirothon a chance for students to spend a day enjoying the outdoors, it is an excellent opportunity to learn from and connect with local field specialists. To prepare for the Envirothon challenge, students attend a workshop at which local natural resource professionals give presentations on the various Envirothon topics. Last year’s workshop presenters included local soil scientists, fisheries biologists, field technicians, foresters, conservationists, and naturalists.
The 2017 Erie County Envirothon will be held on March 30th, 2017(workshop)
and April 27th, 2017 (test) at Elma Village Green / Senior Center in Elma. The winning team of students at the Erie County Envirothon earns the privilege of advancing to the New York State Envirothon
to be held at Hobart & William Smith College, located in Geneva, New
York, on May 24th and 25th, where they will compete against local Envirothon winners from counties throughout the state. At the state level, scholarships are awarded to top-scoring teams. The winning team at the New York State Envirothon qualifies for the
North American Envirothon, where high-scoring teams receive college scholarships and other great prizes.
The Erie County Envirothon is open to all Erie County high schools. For more information or to register for the Envirothon, please contact the District Office (716 652-8480).