Students Compete in the 2015 Metro Regional Envirothon

Students Compete in the 2015 Metro Regional Envirothon


Omaha, NE - The 2015 Metro Regional Envirothon competition will be held on Tuesday, February 24. There are two competition times available to teams: 10:30am, and 4pm. The event will take place at the Papio-Missouri River NRD's Natural Resources Center located in Chalco Hills Recreation Area. Student teams, consisting of five members, first compete in one of seven regional contests around the state. The winners of each region and the next seven overall highest scoring wildcard teams have the opportunity to compete at the state competition. Nebraska State Envirothon will take place April 29, at Camp Comeca in Cozad, Nebraska.

The five-member teams compete in seven areas of environmental studies: Soils, aquatics, forestry, wildlife, range, policy and a current environmental issue pertaining to urban forestry. Test questions included written, and many required hands-on observations, measurements and calculations.

"The Envirothon gives high school students a chance to learn more about natural resources and serves to educate youth on the importance of protecting the future of Nebraska's natural resources. The Nebraska Envirothon is also a great way to introduce potential careers in natural resources" said Christine Jacobsen, Education Specialist for the Papio-Missouri River NRD.