MEDIA ADVISORY CONTACT:
May 1, 2012 Bret Rumbeck
Ten Idaho High Schools To Compete In State Envirothon Competition
Winning Team Will Travel To Pennsylvania In July To Participate In The International Competition
BOISE, IDAHO – On May 7th and 8th, 2012, 115 high school students, their advisers, and 26 volunteers from across Idaho will participate in the 25th annual Idaho Envirothon, a statewide natural resource competition for high school students. Unlike other environmental programs, Envirothon promotes the balanced use of natural resources, sustainable agriculture, water quality, the need for working rivers, and the right to farm. Envirothon is run entirely on the donations from private businesses, individual conservation districts, and state and federal agencies.
Idaho high schools sending teams to the state competition are: Butte High School, Carey High School, Challis High School, Dennis Technical Education Center (a mix of all Boise high schools), Gooding High School, Jerome High School, Kimberly High School, Mackay High School, Rigby High School, and Weiser High School.
In addition to Envirothon’s primary areas of focus – soils/land use, aquatics, forestry, and wildlife – the students will focus on the 2012 current issue: “Nonpoint Source Pollution/Low Impact Development.”
WHO: Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts
WHAT: Idaho Envirothon
WHEN: Tuesday, May 8th from 8am until 4:30pm
WHERE: Living Waters Ranch, Challis, Idaho
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The Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts mission is to represent Idaho’s conservation districts as the primary entities to coordinate voluntary, locally led efforts to sustain and enhance Idaho’s natural resources, and strengthen Idaho’s conservation districts and thereby the non-regulatory approach to conservation. For more information, please visit http://www.iascd.org.