Two teams from Stanwood High School competed at the Northwest Regional Envirothon on March 29 at Brightwater Environmental Learning Center in Woodinville. Envirothon is an environmentally-focused challenge for high school-level students to test their knowledge in five areas: forestry, aquatics, soils, wildlife and one current issue. This year’s current issue was Agricultural Soil & Water Conservation Stewardship. The teams are also required to give an oral presentation to three judges on the current issue. Teams from King and Snohomish counties competed in the day-long event.
The first place team from Snohomish County, Team 1 from Stanwood High school led by agriculture instructor Chris Carlson, will go on to compete at the two-day state event at Camp Waskowitz in North Bend on May 18 and 19. One team from the state event will go on to the North American event, which includes teams from Canada and the U.S., in July at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
For more information on Envirothon, visit www.waenvirothon.org or call Lois Ruskell at 425-377-7020.