A five-member team of students from Boardman High School out scored 19 other teams at the 2014 Ohio Envirothon. This two day environmental competition took place at Salt Fork State Park in Guernsey county.
“The Envirothon is a great hands-on learning experience for high schools students, educating youth on the importance of protecting the future of our natural resources,” said Jeanne Russell, environmental education coordinator at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Soil and Water Resources. “The Envirothon is also a great networking opportunity for students to meet other students from across the state, and it introduces them to potential career opportunities in the field of natural resource management.”
The victorious Boardman High School students, under the leadership of their teacher and advisor Heather Moran, were Muhammad Akbar, Mackenzie Allen, Luke Carabbia, Marcus Masello and Kaye Moyer. As first place winners, each team members and their advisor received a cash award of $500 and a plaque.
The Ohio Envirothon program is sponsored by the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and ODNR’s Division of Soil and Water Resources. Other major sponsors include ODNR’s Divisions of Wildlife and Forestry, Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Access Midstream, Pheasants Forever and The Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources.
To learn more about the Envirothon, visit http://soilandwater.ohiodnr.gov/education-professional-development/envirothon.