Utah Team attends NCF-Envirothon Competition

1st placeA five-member team from Wasatch Hill High School participated in the 2015 NCF-Envirothon, North America’s largest high school environmental education competition. Team members are Christian Rigby, Talia Soleil, Shaylen Reed, Bryn Dayton, and Sierra Curtis – advisor, Matt Sproul. The Utah team placed 18 out of 52, with high scores in the oral presentation and aquatic ecology test. The top winning teams were announced on Saturday August 1st, during the award ceremonies at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. Over four thousand highs schools were involved in the 2015 program across North America. “ The National Conservation Foundation congratulates all the students who participated in this year’s competition,” said Steve Robinson, Chair of the NCF Board of Trustees, “We are so proud of all of the students’ efforts and commitment to helping preserve our natural resources.”  The NCF-Envirothon tests teams on their knowledge of soils and land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife and a current environmental issue ( 2015 Urban/Community Forests). Each team’s knowledge is tested under the supervision of foresters, soil scientists, wildlife specialists and other natural resource professionals. Teamwork, problem- solving and presentation skills are evaluated as each team offers a panel of judges an oral presentation with recommendations for solving the specific challenge that is presented during the competition. 113 (1)
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