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The Envirothon is a series of events in which teams of high school students compete by answering questions about five environmental topics: Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, Current Issues, and Wildlife. Teams also prepare a short oral presentation based off of the Current Issue topic each year. Winners at the county level advance to represent their district in the State competition!

Here at the District, we hold a series of workshops each spring to help prepare our local team members for exam topics. Each team member receives a certificate of participation, a t-shirt, and the benefit of developing a high level of environmental awareness. Contact our office (mcswcd@monroecounty.gov) or (585) 753-7380 with questions about participating in future Envirothon events!

On May 16, 2019, students from 5 local high schools gathered in teams at Ellison Park to compete in the 2019 Monroe County Envirothon. 16 teams from Brighton, Brockport, Eastridge, McQuaid, and Penfield competed in this year’s event. The Current Issue topic for 2019 was Rangeland Management.

Topic Winners:
Aquatics: Penfield High School, Team 2
Current Issues: Brighton High School, Team 2
Forestry: Penfield High School, Team 3
Soils: Brighton High School, Team 1
Wildlife: Brighton High School, Team 1
Oral Presentation: Brockport High School, Team 2

Top 5 Overall Scores:
1st Place: Brighton High School, Team 1
2nd Place: Brighton High School, Team 2
3rd Place: Brockport High School, Team 2
4th Place: Penfield High School, Team 3
5th Place: McQuaid Jesuit, Team 2

2019 County Envirothon Winner: Brighton High School, Team 1

Brighton “Team 1” took first place overall and went on to represent Monroe County at the New York State Envirothon on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. The team placed 19th out of 46 teams!