The Beaver County Envirothon is a competition where five-member teams participate in a series of tests that focus on five topic areas - soils and land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and environmental issues. The Beaver County Conservation Districts hosts the county level competition. The winner of the county level competition is then sent to represent Beaver County at the Pennsylvania State Envirothon.
The 2019 current environmental issues focused on "Agriculture and the Environments: Knowledge and Technology to Feed the World."
Central Valley High School Envirothon team, Free Soil Party, won first place in the 2019 Beaver County Envirothon! This is the third year that this team has placed first in the competition. Team members are: Kevin Kennelly, Sean DeWeese, Jon Katherine, Ned Mitrovich, and Isaac Johnsen. Their team advisor is Brian Emler.
The team went on to represent Beaver County at the Pennsylvania State Envirothon that was held on May 21st and 22nd at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown. At the competition they competed against high school students from 65 Pennsylvania Counties. The Beaver County team placed 6th!
Left to right: Sean DeWeese, Ned Mitrovich, Isaac Johnsen, Kevin Kennelly, and Jon Katherine
The team Parks and Recreation from Western Beaver Junior High placed first at the 2019 Beaver County Junior Envirothon. They competed against nine junior high teams.
Shell provided financial support for the event. Partners include PA Game Commission, PA Department of Forestry, PA Fish and Boat Commission and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Program Contact: Hannah Schrauder