The Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District will again sponsor the annual Erie County Envirothon competition for high school students. The program is a problem-solving natural resource competition designed to help students develop into environmentally aware and action-oriented adults.
The Erie District will host the local 2022 Envirothon competition at the Village Green Park in Elma.
Teams from Erie County high schools will register to compete against each other at the Envirothon on April 28. Students will be challenged in five 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 represent New York at the NCF-Envirothon Competition at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in late summer.
East Aurora High School was Erie County’s 2021 winning team and represented Erie County at the state competition.