Glen Lakes Sweeps Michigan Envirothon State Competition

Thursday, May 23, 2013

EAST LANSING - Three teams from Glen Lake High School located in Maple City, Leelanau County, placed first, second and third at the Michigan Envirothon State Competition held May 8-10 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.

Glen Lake's Channel 4 News Team finished first in tough competition against 24 teams from across the state. Participating teams competed against each other on their natural resource conservation knowledge and skills. Finishing second in the competition was Glen Lake's Less Miserable and the Green Planetizers were awarded third place.  

The Channel 4 News Team will now now represent Michigan at the North American Envirothon held this year at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana in August.  Additionally, the first, second and third place teams each received scholarships to Michigan State University.  

During the competition at Michigan State University, teams were tested in an outdoors, hands-on setting, on seven conservation topics including, aquatic ecology, energy, forestry, soils/geology, agriculture, wildlife and sustainable rangeland management. Each team also completed a community outreach project prior to the competition that addressed a natural resources concern in their community.

"The Michigan Envirothon State Competition is the culmination of a great deal of extra curricular activities and learning by participants, said Lori Phalen, Executive Director of MACD.  "Students who participated at the event, first had to compete at the regional level, before moving on to the State Competition.   Competition is tough and the top placing Glen Lake teams, as well as all students who participated are to be commended for their efforts and participation." 

Winning team members from Glen Lake High School are as follows:  Channel 4 News Team - Ian Hood, Theo Koda, Peter Ford Kerby-Miller, Emma Velis, and Reed Deemer; Less Miserable - Molly Flerlage, Jackie Zarzycki, Emily Sherwood, Amanda Lodge, and Maddie Fink; Green Planetizers - Bruce Hood, Maddie Bredin, Mckenna Turrill, Skylar Gleason, Luci Evans, and Alex Bennett. All three teams received financial and educational support from the Leelanau Conservation District and were advised by Karen Richard, Glen Lake High School teacher and long time Envirothon Team Advisor.

Michigan Envirothon is a program of the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts, a non-profit organization, representing the interested of Michigan's 78 Conservation Districts.  High school students from anywhere in Michigan are eligible to compete. For more information about Michigan Envirothon go to or contact Angela Sandusky, Michigan Envirothon Coordinator via phone at 517­-324­-5274, or email at

North Western Michigan High School Team Competes in 25th Canon Envirothon

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Congratulations to Go Fish, a team of high school students from Glen Lake.  The team won the honor of competing against top high school students from around the U.S and Canada in a week long Environmental Education Competition in Pennsylvania this past week.  Each year Michigan Envirothon sends one team of outstanding high school students to represent Michigan and compete for scholarships and prizes.  The team spent the week learning from top proffessionals in the field, and being challenged in an outdoor hands on setting.  Though Michigan did not place in the top 10 this year, they gained invaluble experience and had a memorable week.  Follow the link to read the official Cannon Press release.    

2012 Leader Schools

Monday, February 13, 2012

Thank you Leader Schools!

I would like to recognize the following schools for their designation as 2012 Michigan Envirothon Leader Schools! Thank you and Good Luck!

Conservation Commandos from Hillsdale High School
Green Turtles from Macomb Math Science Technology Center
E.J. Bison from New Buffalo High School


Get Published! Envirothon Essay Contest

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Michigan Envirothon

Essay Contest

Michigan Envirothon wants to hear, in YOUR words, what Envirothon means to you!

Michigan Envirothon 2011 participants, please take a moment to share your experiences and take the opportunity to inspire, educate or illuminate your peers, Envirothon supporters of all ages, and those who may have never heard of the program. The winning essay will be published in the Michigan Envirothon 2011 Annual Report. Runners up will be posted on our website and/or facebook page.

Topic:  Michigan Envirothon and Me.

You may choose to focus on any element, specific topic or experience from Envirothon. You may include: what you learned, what you liked, how the competition has effected you, a specific event/experience/moment you enjoyed or challenged you, as long as you are writing about Michigan Envirothon from your experience and perspective, only your creativity limits the spin you take.


Eligibility:  Open to Michigan Envirothon 2011 participants

Deadline:  December 16th, 2011