Piscataquis County well represented at Maine State Envirothon
BRIDGTON — The Maine State Envirothon was held at the Maine Lakes Science Center on May 25. Greenville High School, Piscataquis Community High School and the Super Science 4-H Club from the Monson/Guilford area comprised four of the 10 teams total, and two of those squads brought back trophies for second and third places.
The Piscataquis Community High School team brought home third-place honors and the Super Science 4-H Club finished second at the Envirothon. It was an honor for each team to qualify for states, and an even bigger honor for Piscataquis County to be home for these young people already shining in their communities.
The Envirothon is an international environmental science competition for high schoolers. Teams of three to five youth test their knowledge of nature and the environment in five core areas: wildlife, forestry, soils, aquatics and a current issue that addresses a trending concern in environmental science. The competition takes all morning and includes identification, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, demonstration of tools and equipment such as map and compass, and a timed presentation.
For a rural county such as Piscataquis, having youth who are knowledgeable about this crucial science is a valuable asset.
TESTING THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL SKILLS — A team from Greenville High School, left, and the Super Science 4-H Club from the Monson/Guilford area take part in the soils competition at the Maine State Envirothon May 25 in Bridgton.