STUDENTS COMPETE IN THE 2012 METRO REGIONAL ENVIROTHON
Mar 06, 2012
Omaha, NE - The 2012 Metro Regional Envirothon competition will be held on Wednesday, March 7. There are two competition times available to teams: 10am, and 4pm. The event will take place at the Papio-Missouri River NRD's Natural Resources Center located in Chalco Hills Recreation Area. Student teams, consisting of five members, first compete in one of seven regional contests around the state. The winners of each region and the next seven overall highest scoring wildcard teams have the opportunity to compete at the state competition. The state competition is one stop on the road to the Canon Envirothon which is a national program for 9th - 12th grade students.
The five-member teams compete in seven areas of environmental studies: Soils, aquatics, forestry, wildlife, range, policy and a current environmental issue pertaining to nonpoint source pollution. Test questions included written, and many required hands-on observations, measurements and calculations.
"The Envirothon gives high school students a chance to learn more about natural resources and serves to educate youth on the importance of protecting the future of Nebraska's natural resources," said Mary Ann Wortmann, Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) Board President. "The Envirothon also serves to introduce students to potential careers in natural resources management," Wortmann added.