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Elon to host Envirothon competition

About 300 middle and high school students are expected to come to Elon University Thursday, March 24 to participate in this year’s annual Envirothon competition.

Students have prepared all year to compete as teams representing 11 counties in this region, including Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph and Rockingham counties.

The mission of the North Carolina Envirothon program is to promote leadership in knowledge of natural resources by offering quality education programs in soils/land use, forestry, aquatic ecology, wildlife/habitat and current environmental issues to the teachers, students and residents of North Carolina.

In the morning, students will visit learning stations and participate in presentations about natural resources and environmental science. Winning teams will be eligible to compete in the state championships held at Cedar Rock Park in April, and then in the International Championship held during the summer.

This competition is a partnership between conservation district associations and state, provincial and federal natural resource agencies. More than 500,000 students participate each year. The event at Elon is being hosted by the Elon University Center for Environmental Studies.

More information on the N.C. Envirothon can be found at http://www.ncenvirothon.org/.

Keren Rivas,
3/22/2011 2:05 PM