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Envirothon 2014

POSTED 5/16/2014
OESJ students heading to state Envirothon
Five OESJ High School students have earned a trip to the 2014 New York State Envirothon. 

The OESJ Envirothon team, which is comprised of sophomores David Rackmyre III, Gabriella Joslin, Georgia Schaffer, Kendall Sweeny and freshmen Morgan Rockefeller, advanced from this month's regional Envirothon held at Saratoga Spa State Park and will now head to the state competition to be held May 21 and 22 at the State University of New York at Morrisville.

The NYS Envirothon is a hands-on environmental education competition where high school student compete in five different environmental categories – soils/land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, and wildlife and current environmental issues.

To prepare for the event students participated in weekly reviews and took a field trip to the Reineman Wildlife Sanctuary and Beaversprite Nature Center.

Approximately 50 teams from across the New York will be competing at the state Envirothon. Team that advance from the state Envirothon will get the chance to compete at the national level.

The advisors for the OESJ team are Nicole Carey and Scott Harris.