03 Jun 2016

CASH Envirothon Team represented Crawford County very well at States

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The “Conservation Confederation” Envirothon team from CASH (Conneaut Area Senior High) won First Place for Crawford County at the Crawford/Mercer County Joint Envirothon on May 4, and moved on to represent Crawford County at the 33rd Pennsylvania Envirothon state competition that was held at Susquehanna University and Camp Mount Luther on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24 and 25, 2016.  The CASH team placed 11th out of 65 total teams. Members of the Conservation Confederation are:  Ashley Corwin, Chelsie Crate, Danielle Manross, Elise Rangru, Andrew Vorisek Their team Advisor is Michael Vorisek, and he was assisted at states by Amber Heil.

Envirothon teams compete by taking tests on their knowledge in five subject areas: Aquatics, Forestry, Soils and Land Use, Wildlife and Current Environmental Issues, which was “Invasive Species” this year. At the state competition there is an oral component to the event, as well as the tests.

The Envirothon is a product of Pennsylvania’s Conservations Districts. They are assisted by professionals from the PA Fish & Boat Commission, the PA Game Commission, the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Penn Sate Cooperative Extension, PA Department of Environmental Protection, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the PA Department of Education.