Top Snyder County Team from Selinsgrove Area High School: (left to right) Thera Brubaker (team advisor), Grayden Catherman, Ashlynn Peachey, Melanie Fouts, Luke Kantz and Maura Hensel.
Thirty-four (34) teams involving nearly 170 students from various schools in five central Pennsylvania counties arrived at the Shikellamy State Park Marina for the annual Susquehanna Valley High School Envirothon held on April 30, 2019. (The Marina is located near Sunbury, PA on Packers Island.)
Topics that the students were tested in were wildlife, forestry, aquatics, soils and a specific current issues topic that changes yearly. The current issue topic for this year is agricultural technologies. A non-testing station that described the habitat and history of the American eel was also held.
Each conservation district awarded medals to the highest scoring team from its county. The Snyder County winners were from Selinsgrove Area High School located in Selinsgrove. They placed seventh (7th) overall out of 47 teams that competed. (A team from Central Columbia High School in Columbia County won the overall title this year.)
For more information, check out this summary.
ote: Contact Jason Winey
, District Manager, (570-837-3000, x112) for event details or if your business would like to make a donation or be a sponsor for future Envirothons.