How many of you FIRSTers are also involved in the Envirothon Competition?
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the program, Envirothon is an environmental science competition. It parallels to FIRST in some ways, except that it is for environmental science. Basically, the way Envirothon is run is that each state/province holds a competition, and then the first place winners of the state/province competitions advance to the championship, which I believe is held at some time during the summer. Here is the website: http://www.envirothon.org/about/what.htm
Today was my state (CT) Envirothon competition - I feel that we did extremely well for being in only our second year of participation. We placed fourth overall, out of 31 teams, and we won first place in both forestry and the oral presentation (current issue). I was especially happy because I chose to “major” in forestry, and it felt awesome to win first place my first year on the team. I also was so proud of how well my team worked together for our oral presentation. I want to congratulate all of my team members for doing such an awesome job putting it together.
I would love to see how many other FIRSTers there are who also have an interest in environmental science, and participate in this program! Half of my Envirothon team is also on the robotics team… we get alot of students on both teams with a general interest in science, and who enjoy the challenge of the competition.
If you are involved in Envirothon, how did you and your team do this year?
What subject area (Forestry, Wildlife, Aquatics, Soils, Current Issue) did you personally focus on?