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"Earth Lovers" Place 6th at Envirothon

The Earth Lovers competed in the Area IV Envirothon at West Point on the Eno City Park in Durham on Thursday, March 16th. The team qualified 6th and will head to Cedarock Park in Burlington for the State Envirothon. Team Members are Esli Chirinos Pastrana, Joely Hernandez, Gabriel Macedo, and Aaron Martinez Hernandez. The team is coached by Amber Carter and Beverly Harper.

The Envirothon program is a hands-on environmental and natural resource competition for middle and high school students. The program will test student teams on their knowledge and awareness of environmental issues. The Envirothon curriculum provides comprehensive hands-on training in ecology and natural resource management while emphasizing teamwork. Areas of study incorporate 5 major subjects: Aquatics, Forestry, Soils/Land Use, Wildlife and Current Environmental Issues.

The Envirothon program helps develop environmentally aware youth, able to assume future leadership roles. Many students go on to pursue careers in environmental law, natural resource management, etc. or go on to be doctors, lawyers and more with a background and understanding about nature and the environment.