Fort Custer Hosts 2015 Michigan Envirothon State Competition

Friday, May 01, 2015

High school students from across the state will converge on the Fort Custer Training Center in Augusta on May 6 to compete in the 2015 Michigan Envirothon State Competition.

EAST LANSING - May 1st - Twenty four teams of high school students from across the state will be competing during the three-day Michigan Envirothon State Competition at the Fort Custer Training Center in Augusta.  The competition runs from May 6 to 8.

The high school teams competing at the state competition qualified for the event by competing at regional competitions held around the state throughout the month of March. Teams moving on to this state level event are from the Branch Area Career Center, Career Line Tech Center FFA, Caro High School, Glen Lake Community School, Hillsdale High School, New Buffalo High School, New Lothrop High School, Oakand Technical School NW and SE, Owosso High School, Roseville High School, Valley Lutheran High School, and West Michigan Lutheran High School.

The competition's overall winner will be named the Michigan Envirothon State Champion and will move on to the final round of competition, the North American Envirothon at the Missouri State University Springfield, Missouri in July.
  
During the Michigan Envirothon State Competition, teams utilize diverse "eco-stations" as competition testing sites for hands-on examinations in the topics of Forestry, Soils and Geology, Aquatic Ecology, Wildlife, Energy, Agriculture.  In addition, each team will present an oral presentation of the results of their community outreach projects in which they identified and remedied a natural resource concern in their own community.
About Michigan Envirothon

Michigan Envirothon was established in 1994 and is a program of the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts.  The program is a combined effort of natural resource professionals and educators to provide hands-on, outdoor coaching and testing on topical conservation issues.  In turn, Michigan Envirothon gives young citizens the tools to provide leadership for a more sustainable and environmentally aware community.  High school teachers and students interested in competing in the 2016 Michigan Envirothon should visit the Michigan Envirothon web site for more information, www.michiganenvirothon.org.

Members of the media are welcome to observe the competition and interview participants.  Contact the Michigan Envirothon Coordinator, Angela Sandusky to obtain further information.


Media Contact
Angela Sandusky
Michigan Envirothon Program Coordinator
517-324-5274, 517-930-7449
mienvirothon@macd.org