April 7, 2017 / Uncategorized / Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District
April 7, 2017 (Annapolis, Maryland) — Students from South River High School continued their
streak as the first place winner in the Anne Arundel County Envirothon on Monday, April 3.
Fifteen teams from eight county schools took part in the competition, which was held at
Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center in Millersville. South River High School has won the
local competition for eleven years in a row.
The Envirothon is a hands-on environmental training competition for high-school aged students
in the United States and Canada. Students compete in teams to complete training and testing
in five natural resource categories: soils/land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and a
current environmental issue.
This year’s fifth issue is agriculture soil and water conservation stewardship.
“We were pleased with the fifth issue topic since that’s our area of expertise,” said John
Czajkowski, District Manager of the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation. “The Envirothon is
something that our entire staff and board look forward to each year. It’s a way of connecting
what we do with the community.”
In Anne Arundel County, the Envirothon competition is sponsored by the Anne Arundel Soil
Conservation District. Other key partners include the Anne Arundel County Public Schools,
tNatural Resources Conservation Service, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources
along with other state and County agencies.
Anne Arundel Soil Conservation Board Member, Herb Sachs, presented the awards, telling
students, “Don’t just consider environmental science as a major. In any of your studies, it is so
important to look at what’s going on in the environment. It’s all connected.”
In addition to being the overall winner of the competition, South River High School also took
home trophies for top scores in Soils and Forestry. Severna Park High School earned two
trophies for top scores in Aquatic Ecology and Wildlife. And Broadneck High School received a
trophy for the fifth issue with a top score on the topic of Agriculture Soils and Water
South River High School will represent Anne Arundel county at the Maryland Envirothon on
June 15 and 16 at Camp Pecometh in Queen Anne’s County.
Maryland is the host for the National Envirothon which will include 55 teams from the across
the United States and Canada. The national event will take place on July 23 through 29 at
Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg.
For more information about the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation, visit aascd.org and for more
information on the Maryland Envirothon, visit mdenvirothon.org.