Pennsylvania's Penncrest High School Team Places 10th In International Envirothon Competition!
On August 1, the 2022 National Conservation Foundation-Envirothon, an international environmental and natural resources education competition for high school students, announced Pennsylvania's Penncrest High School Team from Delaware County placed 10th in the international competition.
Forty teams from across the U.S. and Canada traveled to this year’s competition, from July 24-29, hosted in partnership with the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, at Miami University in Oxford, OH.
Throughout the week-long competition, students demonstrated their knowledge on soils and land use, aquatic ecology, forestry and wildlife management through written tests and interactive stations featuring Ohio’s natural resources.
The teams were also tested on and then prepared oral presentations on this year’s current issue, “Waste to Resources.”
Scholarships were awarded to members of each of the top ten teams thanks to financial donations from Smithfield Foods, Inc., NCF, National Association of State Conservation Agencies (NASCA), Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) Foundation, and the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) President’s Association.
The first-ever Envirothon competition was created in Pennsylvania in 1979 by the Fulton, Luzerne and Schuylkill conservation districts and by 1984 the program expanded to a statewide competition and then nationally and internationally.
Now more than 15,000 high school students across the state compete in 67 county Envirothons.
Pennsylvania has won the International Envirothon competition in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2017 and frequently places in the top 10 finishers.
(Photo: Penncrest High School Team winning the PA Envirothon in May.)
[Posted: August 1, 2022]
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