SHERBURNE – Students from high schools in Chenango, Cayuga, Madison, Onondaga and Wayne counties endured the rain in order to take part in the Central New York Regional Envirothon at Roger’s Environmental Education Center yesterday and today. The entirely outdoor event is a competition, testing students’ knowledge of environmental issues.
The Envirothon is a competition involving a series of hands-on contests, in which teams of five students, with an advisor, compete to solve environmental problems. “The Envirothon stimulates practical curriculum development by establishing broad study areas and helping schools to find useful resources in their community,” states the New York state Envirothon web site www.nysenvirothon.org.
Five teams from Chenango County attended the event: The Notorious DIRT and Tungsten Titans from Bainbridge-Guilford, led by co-advisors Ed McFee and Erin Dregan, Otselic Valley Senioritis and Humble White Tail Hunters from Otselic Valley, led by Betty Robinson and Patsy Graham, and White-Tailed Deer from DCMO BOCES, led by Maureen Bartlett. According to one school’s advisor, the students are encouraged to make up funny and original team names.