On April 20-21, teams from the state will converge at Zion National Park for the 15th annual Utah Envirothon.
Teams are tested on their knowledge in five study areas: aquatic ecology, forestry, soils and land use, wildlife and this year’s current issue Salt and Fresh Water Estuaries. Friday night’s oral competition will be held at Hurricane High School where the students will present a land management plan to a panel of 5 judges. Saturday’s competition will be held at the Zion National Park. Teams will rotate through five field test stations where they learn from resource professionals before taking a written test.
The overall Utah Envirothon winner earns an all expense paid trip this July to the Canon Envirothon held in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Non-point Source Pollution relating to Low Impact Development is the topic for this year’s event.