Pennsylvania Envirothon Team Places 2nd In International NCF- Envirothon Competition!

On July 31, the National Conservation Foundation announced the Pennsylvania Envirothon Team from Penncrest High School in Delaware County took second place in the International NCF-Envirothon competition in New Brunswick, Canada.

In 2022, a team representing Pennsylvania from Penncrest High School placed 10th in the international competition.  Read more here.

[Contact the Penncrest school for more information about team members and advisors.]

Forty-nine teams from across the U.S., Canada, China, and Singapore traveled to this year’s competition, from July 23-28, hosted in partnership with the Envirothon New Brunswick and Science East Science Center, Mount Allison University in Tantramar, New Brunswick, Canada.

Throughout the week-long competition, students demonstrated their knowledge on soils and land use, aquatic ecology, forestry and wildlife management through written tests and interactive stations featuring New Brunswick’s natural resources.

The teams were also tested on and then prepared oral presentations on this year’s current issue, “Adapting to a Changing Climate.”

The winning NCF-Envirothon teams are awarded scholarships and prizes, with the top three scoring teams receiving $30,000 in total, thanks to the support of Smithfield Foods, Inc. Scholarships for fourth through tenth place were awarded thanks to financial donations from NCF and last year’s host, Ohio Envirothon.

Visit the Pennsylvania Envirothon Facebook page to see photos of the team during the New Brunswick competition.

Pennsylvania Envirothon

The Penncrest High School team placed first in the Pennsylvania Envirothon in competition with teams from 63 counties with 529 points in May.

The other winning teams in the state competition were--

-- 2nd Place – Pleasant Valley High School, Monroe County, with a score of 519

-- 3rd Place – Carmichaels High School, Greene County, with a score of 503.3

-- 4th Place – Canton High School, Bradford County, with a score of 490.3

-- 5th Place – Palmyra Area High School, Lebanon County, with a score of 488.3

-- 6th Place – North East High School, Erie County, with a score of 488.3

-- 7th Place – York Home School Association, York County, with a score of 484

-- 8th Place – Homeschoolers for Christ, Indiana County, with a score of 443.3

-- 9th Place – Bangor Area High School, Northampton County, with a score of 443.0

-- 10th Place – Blue Mountain High School, Schuylkill County, with a score of 440.7

At the state level, the Envirothon is sponsored by Pennsylvania’s 66 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: Department of Agriculture, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Game Commission, Fish and Boat Commission, Department of Education, and the U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The PA Envirothon is supported by a number of corporate sponsors including: PPL, Shell Oil Company, EQT (Natural Gas Drilling) Foundation, The Hershey Company, Smithfield Foods, Chief Oil & Gas LLC, Chesapeake Energy and PSECU.

PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program contributors include: Weis Markets and UGI Utilities.

Other financial supporters include Andy Patterson, Cargill, Lewis Lumber Products and Dwight Lewis Lumber.

Envirothon History

The first-ever Envirothon competition was created in Pennsylvania in 1979 by the Fulton, Luzerne and Schuylkill conservation districts and by 1984 the program expanded to a statewide competition and then nationally and internationally.

Now more than 15,000 high school students across the state compete in 67 county Envirothons.

Pennsylvania has won the International Envirothon competition in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2017 and frequently places in the top 10 finishers.

Visit the Pennsylvania Envirothon website and the Pennsylvania Envirothon Facebook page to learn more about this program.

Related Articles - Recognition:

-- Pennsylvania Envirothon Team Places 2nd In International NCF- Envirothon Competition!  [PaEN]

-- Northeast PA Environmental Partners Announce 2023 Environmental Partnership, Shelburne And Emerging Leaders Award Recipients  [PaEN]

-- PA Wilds Center: 2023 PA Wilds Champions Receive Awards At July 27 Dinner

-- DCNR Blog: 275 State Park & Forest Rangers Help Keep Visitors Safe

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-- The Allegheny Front: Warren County Photographer Wins In National Audubon Photo Contest

-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy Now Accepting Photo Contest Entries Thru Aug. 31

[Posted July 31, 2023]


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