Pennsylvania’s team from Carmichaels Area High School, Greene County won 3rd place at the 2019 NCF Envirothon held at North Carolina State University.
The NCF-Envirothon is an international environmental education competition for high schoolers conducted by the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) and supported by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD).
The top three overall scoring teams received cash prizes sponsored by Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer and processor. The top fourth through eighth placing teams received cash prizes from Idaho Envirothon, Soil Health Institute, and National Association of State Conservation Agencies. Other event sponsors included the National Association of Conservation Districts, the U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Sustainable Forestry Initiative, along with many partners from North Carolina and across the country.
At this year’s event, 46 high schools from the U.S., five from Canada, and two from China participated in the NCF-Envirothon.
The Jamestown High School team from Virginia was named the champion of the 2019 National Conservation Foundation (NCF)-Envirothon and High Rock Home School from North Carolina placed second. For more information and photos, visit the NCF-Envirothon website.
The 2020 NCF-Envirothon will be hosted at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, July 26 – August 1. Students will be tested on the 2020 topic, “Water Resources Management: Local Control and Local Solutions.”