Envirothon


The 2018 Envirothon was held April 20-22, 2018, at the Lone Tree Ranch near Capitan, NM.
The “Scat Cats” from Hot Springs High School, Truth or Consequences, NM, took first place.  YEA "SCAT CATS!" 

2018 NCF-Envirothon will be held at Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho
July 22 - July 28, 2018
For more detailed information regarding the National competition, please click on this link:  Details for the 2018 National Envirothon

Photo and details regarding the 2017 NCF-Envirothon competition:


NEW MEXICO HOT SPRINGS SCAT CATS PLACE 3rd IN NATIONAL 

ENVIROTHON COMPETITION AT MOUNT ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY IN 

EMMITSBURG, MARYLAND.  

CONGRATULATIONS HOT SPRINGS SCAT CATS!!!

54 student teams representing the United States, Canada, and China put their skills to the test at the world’s largest high school-level natural resources education competition.

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2017 – A five-member team of high school students from Pennsylvania has been named the winner of the 2017 NCF-Envirothon, a leading environmental education program run by the National Conservation Foundation (NCF). The Hot Springs Scat Cats from Truth or Consequences, NM place third in the National competition and were awarded $5,000.  The top three scoring teams were awarded a total of $30,000 in cash prizes at an awards ceremony held at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, on Friday.

The 2017 NCF-Envirothon’s cash prizes were sponsored by Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer and processor. Other event sponsors included the National Association of Conservation Districts, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and other organizations recognized here on the official NCF-Envirothon website.

This year, high schools from 45 states, seven Canadian provinces, and two Chinese provinces participated in the NCF-Envirothon at the state/provincial, regional, and international levels.

 “This year’s competitors blew the judges away with their advanced critical thinking skills and mastery of soils, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and agricultural soil and water conservation stewardship.” 

The top three teams from the 2017 NCF-Envirothon are:

Place

High School

City/County

State/Province

1st

Pencrest High School

Media, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

2nd

The Mount Academy

Esopus, New York

New York

3rd

Hot Springs High School

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

New Mexico


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The NM 2017 Envirothon winners, the Sierra Scat Cats, participated in the Region III and VI meeting in June in Elephant Butte.