Southwest Washington Regional Envirothon

Every year, Clark CD and Center for Agriculture, Sci­ence, and Environmental Education (C.A.S.E.E.) (with whom we share a campus) host the Southwest Wash­ington Regional Enviro­thon here in Brush Prairie. On April 16th, high school students from Southwest Washington gather and compete in teams at the re­gional level.

Teams test their knowledge through both classroom and field-based curriculum in areas including aquatics, soils, forestry, fish & wild­life, and a current environ­mental issue/topic, which changes annually. This year the theme and current issue is Sustainable and Locally Grown Agriculture.

The winning team goes on to the state competition to be held in May 2014 in King County. The state win­ner then goes to nationals where they’re eligible for scholarships if they place as the top team. The 2014 national competition will be held in Atlanta, Georgia in July. Clark Conservation District wishes all the teams the best luck. If you know a teen who may be interested in participating, contact us or their high school science teacher.