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TCP’s Best-Kept Secret

By Amanda Bertsch

envirothon students

TCP’s Envirothon students show off their plaques.

What do eating bad lasagna, playing with soil, and hiking with rattlesnakes have in common? This Friday and Saturday, 60 Arizona high school students found out.

Envirothon is a North American (US and Canada) ecology competition. Students in teams of five complete written and practical tests in soils and land use, aquatics, and wildlife/forestry. They also have two hours to prepare a solution to a problem based around the year’s topic (this year, invasive species), which is presented to a panel of judges.

Envirothon has often been called Tri-City’s best-kept secret, and not without cause. Many balk at the idea of doing tests and public speaking on a weekend (not to mention getting up early), but Envirothon has an extremely high returning student rate for a reason. The competition is both fun and fast-paced, with plenty of opportunities to just enjoy the outdoors. Continue reading

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