The 2024 Envirothon Competition

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On Thursday, April 18, 2024, the Northampton County Conservation District will hold its annual Envirothon competition. The Envirothon is an environmental competition for students in grades 9 through 12. A team consists of five students and an advisor. Each team is given materials and objectives to study in advance. The teams will be tested in five areas at the competition: Wildlife, Forestry, Soils & Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, and a current environmental issue. This year’s topic is Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future.

This year, seven schools will compete with a total of twelve teams. The competing teams are Bangor Area High School, Freedom High School, Nazareth Area High School, Northampton Area High School, Pen Argyl Area High School, Moravian Academy Upper, and Saucon Valley High School.  At the competition, the teams will rotate through five stations taking written tests with hands-on applications. The team with the highest cumulative score is the winner.

The April 18th event will be held from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at Louise W. Moore County Park, located in Bethlehem and Lower Nazareth Townships, and is sponsored this year by the Northampton County Conservation District; the Northampton County Division of Parks & Recreation; The Pidcock Company; J.G. Petrucci Co. Inc.; Joe Correia; Commerce Construction Co., L.P.; Majestic Realty Co.; Ott Consulting, Inc.; Pennsylvania American Water Co.; Schlouch, Inc.; Hanover Engineering Associates, Inc.; Keystone Consulting Engineers, Inc.; Grand Central Landfill (Waste Management); Base Engineering, Inc; and Wegman’s. The Conservation District receives help from the following agencies responsible for preparing, administering, and correcting the tests: PA Game Commission, PA DCNR – Bureau of Forestry, PA Fish & Boat Commission, and Penn State Extension. Assistance will also be provided by volunteers from the Conservation District, the Division of Parks & Recreation, and some of the sponsoring organizations.

Plaques, medallions, and gift cards will be awarded to the top three scoring teams, as well as prizes for the highest score achieved for each station test. We will also be giving a prize in honor of Chryss Buchman, our previous manager who passed away in 2016, to the highest-scoring team at the Current Issue Station. We also provide an honor award to the team scoring the highest in the Soils station in the name of the late Robert H. Jones, a previous board director of the Northampton County Conservation District. All participants will also receive event T-shirts and Certificates of Participation.

The County winner will advance to the state competition, which is scheduled to be held at Camp Mt. Luther, Mifflinburg, PA, on May 22, 2024.

WHO: The County of Northampton

WHAT: The 2024 Envirothon Competition

WHERE: Louise W. Moore Park (151 Country Club Road, Easton, PA)

WHEN: Thursday, April 18, 2024

Information provided to TVL by:
County of Northampton
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042