Northwest Washington high school teams to compete in Envirothon April 22

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Teams of students from high schools in Snohomish, King, Skagit and Whatcom, counties are encouraged to be part of the Northwest Washington Envirothon to be held at Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center at 20800 Marine Dr, Stanwood, Washington 98292, on April 22.

Envirothon is an environmental-based competition for high school-age students. Teams will compete on their knowledge of soils, wildlife, forestry, aquatics and a selected environmental issue.

The deadline for entering teams in the day-long event is March 31. The winning team from each county will go on to the state competition in Randle May 25-26.

The North American competition, scheduled for August in Fresno, CA, is expected to attract hundreds of teams from the U.S. and Canada. It is sponsored by Canon and offers college scholarships to the winning teams.

The Washington Envirothon is sponsored by the Washington Association of Conservation Districts and the Washington State Conservation Commission.

For more information on registering a team, contact Lois Ruskell at 425-335-5634, ext 108. To find out more about the organization visit the Envirothon webpage. For information on Washingotn events, visit Washington Envirothon webpage.

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