The ‘West Virginia Envirothon’ kicked off with a practice day Wednesday afternoon at Canaan Valley Resort.
This two-day program is the State’s Premiere Conservation Education Competition for high school students.
Five-member teams who participate in the Envirothon explore current environmental and earth sciences within the the framework of five disciplines: aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and a current environmental topic.
Students are tested on their skills, problem-solving and knowledge about natural resources, conservation and the environment.
The Envirothon featured 22 schools with over 110 students.
“Yes, yes this is very important as far as for the state of West Virginia, because students learn about our natural resources, of course learn about our environment, learn about whats offered out there in nature and they get a better view of how things are in the state,” said Envirothon Chairperson Wayne McKeever.
This is the 23rd year of the Environthon.