Middleburgh sent four Envirothon teams to the Capital Region Envirothon competition this week, and once again, a Middleburgh team will be heading to the state competition! The “Extra-Trendy, Eco-Friendly” team placed first in the region and will represent Schoharie County at the state competition in Geneva at the end of May.
The Capital Region Envirothon was hosted by Schoharie County Soil and Water and the Gilboa Power Authority.
The Capital Region Envirothon is an outdoor, hands-on environmental competition for high school students. The program is designed to encourage students to become interested in natural resource conservation and environmental issues. The competition, held each spring, tests the knowledge of each team in the categories of: Soils/Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife and Current Environmental Issues.
The Capital Regional Envirothon consists of teams from Albany, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Schoharie Counties. The winning team from each county goes on to compete at the state level, which in turn determines the New York State representatives at the National Envirothon.