Thursday, April 19, 2018

Pennsylvania Statewide Envirothon Provides Spring Update

The statewide PA Envirothon organization provided a Spring Update on activities featuring stories on--
-- Details On Upcoming 2018 Statewide Pennsylvania Envirothon May 22-23 at Susquehanna University in Seilinsgrove
-- Oral Presentation Component Of The State Envirothon
-- Volunteer Needed To Help Lead The National Anthem At State Envirothon
-- Coaches, Teachers Can Attend Recovery Of Harrisburg Peregrine Falcons
-- Mike Dupuy, Master Falconer, Featured Speaker At State Envirothon
-- Envirothon Gear For Sale
-- Where Are They Now?  Ryan Ling, DCNR Assistant District Forester
“When people ask me why I chose a career in forestry, I always answer without hesitation the same two reasons, ‘Scouting and the Envirothon.’”
-- 2017 Monroe County Conservation Educator Of the Year Maricatherine Garr
In Pennsylvania
The Envirothon competition was created in 1979 by the Fulton, Luzerne and Schuylkill conservation districts and by 1984 the program expanded to a statewide competition.
Now more than 15,000 high school students across the state compete in 67 county Envirothons.
Pennsylvania teams have won the now international Envirothon competition in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2017.  This year’s international competition will be held at Idaho State University July 22-28.
At the state level, the Envirothon is sponsored by Pennsylvania’s 67 county conservation districts, the State Conservation Commission, and the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts.  The program is managed by a board of directors representing those sponsors.
Technical expertise is provided by the following partners:  departments of Agriculture, Education, Environmental Protection, Conservation and Natural Resources, the Game Commission, Fish and Boat Commission, and U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Sponsors and partners of the statewide Envirothon are Shell Oil Company, The Hershey Company, EQT Foundation, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Weis, Southwest Energy, Chief Oil & Gas LLC, UGI Utilities and Marcellus Shale Coalition.
Click Here for a complete list of sponsors and partners.
For more information on Envirothon, visit the PA Envirothon website.  Questions should be directed to 814-623-7900 ext. 111 or send email to:  Click Here to sign up for their newsletter.
(Photo: 5-member Penncrest High School Team from Delaware County won the 2017 International NCF-Envirothon competition: Bill Gill (Smithfield Foods), Mark Samilenko and Chrissa Kuntz (coaches), Rachel Hughes, Dennis Harrsch, Thy-Lan Gale, Abigail Schwartz, Cole Gaboriault, and Millie Langley (NCF-Envirothon).)
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