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Envirothon

The New Hampshire Envirothon

The Envirothon is an annual environmentally themed academic competition for high school aged students

Envirothon teams representing schools and community organizations prepare through the year for a statewide event in May that tests their knowledge on aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and current environmental issues. The program stresses the interdependence of human and natural systems and emphasizes hands-on, team-oriented problem solving and community involvement. The New Hampshire Envirothon offers opportunities throughout the school year, including resource materials for use in the classroom, workshops geared to both teachers and students, and opportunities to encounter environmental professionals in action. The winning team is entitled to compete in the North American Envirothon.

  

Congratulations to the Keene High School Envirothon team! 

Keene came in 4th out of 57 teams at the 2013 North American Competition in Montana.  Each student received a $2000 scholarship!  (They also tied for first place in the Soils section.)

Click here for an article in the Keene Sentinel: http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/keene-high-envirothon-team-places-fourth-at-national-competition/article_676179f1-d736-5c81-b05e-3c73f501d4cc.html.

 

 

Mucky PeteNH Envirothon Soil Guide

 

 

 

 

 

Students describing a soilThe New Hampshire Envirothon Wikipage

 

 

 

 

Students describing samplesThe North American Envirothon website

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Envirothon, please contact:

Peter Whitcomb - Soil Scientist, Concord, NH
 

Handing out the Envirothon examStudent describing a soil