By Aaren Mathison
Every year, the MN Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts organizes a comprehensive, outdoor learning event that is one of the state’s largest environmental education competitions for junior high and high school students. This Envirothon, as it’s called, focuses on aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and current environmental topics. The winner of the state advances on to national competition. In order to qualify for the state competition, teams must advance from a regional competition.
The Area 7 Envirothon Committee, in cooperation with the SE Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, will be holding the Area’s 27th Annual Envirothon, at the Byron Sportsmen and Conservation Club in early May, exact date to be determined.
If you have any questions, or are interested in participating, you can contact the Fillmore County SWCD at (507) 765-3878, ext. 3, or email me at email@example.com. Please contact us by March 31 if you or someone from your school is interested in participating. We will follow up with interested schools and teachers to send out a registration and information packet.