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Students wanted for Envirothon

SPRINGVILLE — The Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting the 13th annual Erie County Envirothon in the spring. Coordinated by the district, the Envirothon is an outdoor-oriented, hands-on natural science competition for high school students in grades 9-12. The students will use teamwork to complete a series of challenges in the subjects of wildlife, forestry, aquatics, soils and the current issue topic, “Sustainable Local Agriculture/Locally Grown.”

To prepare for the Envirothon challenge, students will attend a workshop at which natural resource professionals give presentations on various Envirothon topics.

The Envirothon will be held March 27 and April 24 at Village Green Park in Elma, N.Y. The winning team of students will advance to the New York State Envirothon, which will be held at the State University of New York at Morrisville on May 21 and 22. The winning New York team will qualify for the North American Envirothon, where high-scoring teams will receive college scholarships and other prizes.

Student teams may be formed from a high school, Board of Cooperative Educational Services, 4-H club, Future Farmers of America club, members of sovereign native American schools, home school or any sanctioned local, regional, state or nationally recognized club that sponsors youth in grades 9-12.

For more information or to register for the Envirothon, contact the district office at 652-8480.

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