The Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District sponsored the Wayne County Envirothon at the Montezuma Audubon Center on Wednesday April 23 The Envirothon is a competition for high school students designed to test their knowledge and understanding of natural resource issues and to cultivate a desire to learn more about natural resources and environmental issues. The five topics tested were: Wildlife, Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, and Current Issue along with an Oral Presentation. Moving from station to station in an outdoor setting, teams of three to five students work together answering 25 multiple choice questions on each topic.
This was the first year a team from Lyons has taken place in the Envirothon. The team was composed of five competing members: Emily Gifford, Erica Hunt, Anne Galbraith, Ben Wunder and Fred Finewood, two alternates: Tarah Granger and Alexandra Marr, and advised by Denise Skinkle. The team won the competition, scoring higher than the other three participating teams.
Each member of the 1st place team that competed received a $100 scholarship to go towards their future accredited college. The win also made the team eligible to participate in the New York State Envirothon, at Morrisville State College on May 21 and 22.