April 25, 2018

Pike/Wayne Envirothon on Thursday

HAWLEY - The 32nd annual Pike/Wayne Envirothon will be held Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center in Hawley, PA. This one-day educational competition for high school students is designed to test their knowledge, skills and problem solving capabilities regarding our earth’s natural resources.

This year, students from Canaan Christian Academy, Delaware Valley, Honesdale, Wallenpaupack, and Western Wayne high schools will compete in the Pike/Wayne Envirothon as hundreds of their peers from across the state take part in county Envirothon competitions in their areas, leading up to the 2018 Pennsylvania State Envirothon.

Students prepare by using field guides to identify bird songs and tree species; by rubbing dampened soil between their fingers to determine its texture and consulting a soil survey for potential land uses; and by identifying organisms that live underwater in our streams and rivers to assess the health of local waterways.

Five-member teams compete by applying their knowledge and problem-solving skills in subject areas that include: Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Soils/Land Use, Wildlife, and Current Issue which is “Benefits of Grassland and Pastureland Management.” The Pike and Wayne county winning teams advance to the Pennsylvania Envirothon to be held at Susquehanna University and Camp Mount Luther on May 22 and 23, 2018.

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