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Council Grove Regional Envirothon

by Cindy Higgins and Cynthia Rhodes

                                                               Photo by Cindy Higgins

On April 24, 23 teams participated in the Council Grove Regional Envirothon, which was attended by more than two hundred competitors, team advisors, parents, U.S. Army “solider buddies,” NRCS staff, two KWF board members, and others. Teams attended presentations in the morning and were tested in the afternoon. Cold weather prompted organizers to move the event from Canning Creek Cove at the Council Grove Reservoir to the Morris County 4-H Building.

The Kansas Envirothon is an outdoor environmental high school competition where students learn and are tested on soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatics, and a current issue. This year, all teams are required to compete in oral presentations over the topic of grasslands.

The competition results are as follows.

1st place  Clay Center High School

2nd place  White City High School

3rd place  Wakefield High School

4th place  Mission Valley High School

Top teams from the four Kansas Regional Envirothon competitions will compete for the Kansas State Envirothon honors on May 8 at the WebsterConference Center by Salina. More information about the Envirothon contests may be found at the KWF website (www.kswildlife.org).