- Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Media Contact for Lexington High School wins 2019 Envirothon
Marion Larson, MassWildlife
Approximately 200 students from 29 Massachusetts communities braved the cold rain and came together at Sholan Farms in Leominster on Friday, May 17th to compete in the 32nd annual Massachusetts Envirothon. At the event, teams were tested on their knowledge about soils, forests, water, and wildlife. The teams rotated through four “ecostations” where they answered written questions and engaged in hands-on activities like soil analysis, wildlife habitat assessment, tree identification, and water quality testing. Top honors went to the team of students from Lexington High School; Newton North High School took first place at the wildlife station.
Each year, in addition to the four ecostations, teams participate in a 15-minute Current Issue presentation. This year’s theme was “Abundant, Affordable, Healthy Food.” Teams researched the Current Issue in their own community in preparation for their presentation. A panel of judges made up of interested citizens and environmental professionals score the presentations. Teams were asked to explore current and future prospects for growing, harvesting, and distributing food in their own home communities and across the Commonwealth.
Congratulations to all the 2019 Envirothon teams! For more information on the Massachusetts Envirothon visit www.massenvirothon.org.