Posted on June 5, 2023 at 1:23 PM by Marlie Sloan
Posted on May 1, 2023 at 4:49 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost
The regional Envirothon competitions in Washington State ended last week, and now it is time for our winning teams to gear up for the state competition. Congratulations to all our South Sound Regional competitors for a job well done!
- Taking home 1st place was CASEE High School, representing Clark County.
- Pierce County teams had a strong showing:
The state event will be held at Soundview Camp on the Key Peninsula on May 24th and 25th. This year we are excited to bring back the traditional 2-day event. Students will show up the day before the competition to take part in team building activities, study sessions, campfire hangouts, and of course, S’MORES! On the day two, ten teams from across Washington State will face off to determine who will take home 1st place. Let’s once again wish them the best of luck as they continue their journey as environmental stewards in this awesome natural resource competition!
Posted on April 4, 2023 at 2:33 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost
Soil Scientist, Chuck Natsuhara, shows soil sample classifications to students.
Chuck and students analyze the profile of a soil pit.
It is that time of year again, teams of high school students across Washington State are preparing for their regional Envirothon competitions! Each year, students compete in teams of five to demonstrate their knowledge in Soils, Forestry, Aquatics, Wildlife, and a current issue topic. This year’s current issue topic is Adapting to a Changing Climate. Students receive topical bonus training each year through a series of free workshops. The South Sound Region competition will be held on April 25, at Squaxin Park in Olympia. In preparation, students have enjoyed unique opportunities to visit local organizations and universities labs to learn from environmental science professionals. Julie Masura, a climate expert and lecturer of Geosciences from the University of Washington Tacoma, and Dr. Derek Faust, a forestry expert and lecturer of Environmental Science from Clover Park Technical College both hosted tours. Students also visited the Bill Frank Jr. National Wildlife Refuge located in Nisqually, where they learned from retired NRCS soil scientist, Chuck Natsuhara, about the basics of soil morphology and properties.
The winners of the regional competitions will compete at the state Envirothon, with the state winner advancing to the North American Envirothon competition. Let’s wish our teams of environmental stewards good luck at this year’s Washington State Envirothon, and happy studying as they continue to prepare for competition!
Interested in volunteering at Regionals on April 25th? Register at South Puget Sound Regional Envirothon Volunteer Sign Up. For more information on Washington State Envirothon check out their website.