The Mahoning Soil & Water Conservation District will host Mahoning County’s 2014 Junior Envirothon, an academic, outdoor environmental competition for middle-school students.
Teams are tested on their knowledge of soils, forestry, aquatics, wildlife and a current environmental issue, which this year will be composting. Working together, the students gain team-building skills, knowledge of science and appreciation for local natural resources.
The event will take place Thursday at Mill Creek MetroParks’ Farm, 7574
Columbiana-Canfield Road. The district is looking for businesses that would like to support the event.
For information, contact Mahoning SWCD at 330-740-7995 or visit www.mahoningswcd.org. For information on state and national Envirothon competitions, visit www.envirothon.org.