On April 9, Camdenton High School sent two teams to participate in the Central Region Envirothon competition at the Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City.
On April 9, Camdenton High School sent two teams to participate in the Central Region Envirothon competition at the Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City. The Camdenton Purple team consisting of Brian Dame, Daniel Hall, Brock Andreasen, Bailey Parish, and Kemper Virtue, placed second in the overall scoring out of 18 teams advancing to the state finals for a chance to advance to the national competition which will be held near Atlanta. The Purple team also placed first in two of the six individual categories: Aquatic Ecology and Wildlife Ecology. The state competition will be held in Mexico, Mo. on May 1.
The Camdenton Gold team consisting of Morgan Henry, Allyson Smith, Kyler Virtue, Riley Paskach, and James Bail also did well, placing sixth in the overall scoring.
The Envirothon is a problem-solving, natural resource education program for high school students. In the field, teams of students are challenged to hone critical thinking skills and work as a team. They answer written questions and conduct hands-on investigation of environmental issues in five categories — Soils/Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife, and Current Environmental Issues. In addition to a written test, the teams also present an oral presentation solving a specific natural resource issue. This year’s current topic issue is sustainable agriculture.
This competition is a great blend of book knowledge and in-field application of that knowledge, which our teams gained both in the high school science department and at the Lake Career and Technical Center Ag/Forestry programs.