Results are in from the State Envirothon held at UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center in Live Oak last month. Congratulations to team ‘Green is the New Black’ from Manatee High School-Advisor Pat Zalo, they received recognition in the Wildlife category.
In addition, ‘Green is the New Black’ scored 8th overall and in the top 10 in the following categories: Wildlife, Soils, Aquatics, and Oral Score.
Our teams qualify for the state contest by placing first in the Manasota Regional Envirothon in February with over 100 students competing, representing seven Manatee and Sarasota county high schools. The Envirothon is an outdoor environmental team competition for high school students, testing their knowledge of aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and this year’s current issue ‘Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge and technology to feed the world’.
Manatee River and Sarasota Soil and Water Conservation Districts co-sponsor the annual Manasota Regional Envirothon. Thanks once again to our regional event sponsors Mosaic, Sarasota County Farm Bureau, Keep Manatee Beautiful, and Keep Sarasota County Beautiful.
Team ‘Advancing Glaciers’ from Spruce Creek High School in Volusia County, is eligible to represent Florida at the North American Envirothon in late July at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. https://www.envirothon.org/
For more information about the Florida Envirothon visit https://www.flenvirothon.com/