HANDS-ON COMPETITION: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
TO COMPETE IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY'S ANNUAL ENVIROTHON




Fox Chapel Area High School students win first place at the 2018 Envirothon competition on April 27, 2018, in South Park.


PITTSBURGH (April 10, 2019) -- The Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD) will hold Envirothon on Friday, April 26 at Boyce Park in Monroeville.
Envirothon is a rigorous academic competition for high school students that requires months of study and team work. Teams test their knowledge on five subject areas: Soils/Land Use, Wildlife, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, and an evolving Current Issue. This year’s current issue is “Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge and Technology to Feed the World.”

Envirothon also provides exposure to environmental career pathways through partnerships with the Pa. Fish and Boat Commission, Pa. Game Commission, Pa. Department of Environmental Protection and the Allegheny County Parks Department.

“As time in the natural world is increasingly spent in the digital world, Envirothon is more critical than ever in providing opportunities for devoted study of the environment,” said Rebecca Zeyzus, ACCD’s Envirothon Coordinator. “The Allegheny County Envirothon would not be possible without the contributions of our sponsors. Donations will power this memorable experience for our 80 outstanding students.”

This year’s sponsors include ACA Engineering, Alcosan, Allegheny County Airport Authority, Allegheny County Parks Department, The Broujos Family, CEC Inc., Columbia Gas, Commonwealth Press, Eddy Homes Inc., Eisler Landscapes, FMG Inc., Gateway Engineering, Golden Triangle Construction, JASE Construction, Laurel Communities, MKB Company, Pittsburgh Patagonia, Pa. Envirothon and WM Miller’s Sons, Inc.

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About Allegheny County Conservation District: ACCD, an urban conservation district, provides specific programming aimed at improving Allegheny County’s natural resources and reducing non-point source pollution through technical assistance, resources, leadership and enforcement.

For more information on Envirothon, contact Rebecca Zeyzus at the Allegheny County Conservation District office: 412.291.8006, rzeyzus@accdpa.org

Please Contact: Emma Grubbs
Communications Coordinator egrubbs@accdpa.org