This week, students from across Missouri came together to compete in the state’s 2017 Envirothon. Teams of five students from grades 9-12 tested their knowledge on various environmental topics. Topics included aquatic ecology, soils/land use, forestry, and wildlife. Students learned how the forests influence water quality, the importance water conservation, how to protect agricultural land and much more. The teams also showcased their problem-solving skills and presented their solutions to this year’s current issue topic – agricultural soil and water conservation stewardship.
The winning Missouri Envirothon team will be represent Missouri at the North American Envirothon this July.