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Local students participate in state environmental science competition

The Eagle 1 FFA team from East Bladen High School placed 8 the in FFA teams at the State Envirothon event held at Cedarock Park in Alamance county April 27th and 28th. Fifty middle school teams and fifty-two high school teams competed in five-member teams at the event.

Envirothon is the most widely recognized hands-on environmental education program in the nation. Middle and high school students immerse themselves in a year-long learning process that combines in-class curriculum with hands-on field experiences facilitated by resource professionals such as soil scientists, foresters and wildlife specialists. This intense training culminates in a competition where teams are tested in five subject areas: Soils/Land use, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife, and a current environmental issue. Scores determine winning placements.

“Envirothon students often become serious stewards of our natural resources and advocates for a healthy planet.” said John Peeler, North Carolina's former Envirothon Committee chair. “What bigger legacy can we leave?” Locally, the Envirothon competition is coordinated by soil and water conservation districts and sponsored by the North Carolina Association of
Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Fore more information on how to participate in local, regional and state Envirothons, please visit or contact Bladen Soil
and Water Conservation District at Sandra Weitzel with the Division of Soil and Water Conservation is available for information on the state level Envirothon and may be reached at

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