FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 4, 2019 — Kingsport, Tennessee — Appalachian Resource Conservation & Development Council will hold the 26th Annual Envirothon on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Warriors Path State Park. The competition will begin at 8:45 AM and the awards presentation will begin at 12:15 PM.

The mission of the North American Envirothon is to develop knowledgeable, skilled, and dedicated citizens who have an understanding of natural resources and are willing and prepared to work towards achieving and maintaining a balance between the quality of life and the quality of the environment. The Envirothon mission is accomplished by developing in young people an understanding of the principles and practices of natural resource management and ecology and through practice dealing with complex resource management decisions.

At the Regional Envirothon, students in 9th-12th grades participate in interactive, hands on tests to determine their level of knowledge in five subject areas. The subjects include aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and a current environmental issue which is decided upon by the North American Envirothon team. Part of the competition involves the identification of different animal bones, pelts, and scat.

The team from our region with the highest test score will be sent to attend the state competition where they will compete with groups from around Tennessee for a spot at the North American competition.

For questions please contact ARC&D Communications Director Kayla Tucker at kayla@arcd.org.