2017 NCF Envirothon

Established in 1979, The National Conservation Foundation (NCF) Envirothon Competition is a North American Event. The NCF Envirothon is a hands-on annual environmental, problem-solving competition that builds leadership skills for high school students from participating States, Canadian provinces, and China who won their Regional, State or Provincial events. Participating teams are trained and tested on diverse environmental issues, ecosystems, and topography in different locations each year.  

Teams work collaboratively throughout the event and compete for recognition and scholarships by demonstrating their knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management at five stations. Teams are evaluated on their performance at each of the stations and for their knowledge in Soils/Land Use, Aquatic, Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife, Current Environmental Issues, and are challenged to develop an oral presentation addressing a practical natural resource scenario.

The Oral Presentations are an important component of the competition.  Being able to orally communicate natural resource material is crucial in addressing environmental problems and issues, particularly in situations and scenarios where collaborative efforts are required to develop practical solutions.  

Congratulations to the High Rock Mighty Oaks Envirothon Team of Davidson County, who scored an 11th place finish at the 2017 National Conservation Foundation Envirothon Competition which was held at Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. They competed against 53 teams from across the United States, Canada, and China.  

The High Rock Mighty Oaks team members are: Alicia Greer, Gracie Ward, Reagan Dunn, Joey Mitchell, and Richard Tysinger. They attend the Davidson County Home School.

Their Oral Presentation received the 3rd highest score at the competition. All of the students and teams were tested on their knowledge in the areas of aquatics, current environmental issues, forestry, soils, and wildlife. The High Rock Mighty Oaks team advisors were Lisa Loflin, Jan Greer, and Tracy Tysinger.  

        Pictured below are Alicia Greer, Gracie Ward, Reagan Dunn, Joey Mitchell, and Richard Tysinger.
2017 NCF High Rock Mighty Oaks in Maryland