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Annual Envirothon brings together York Region students to apply their knowledge in an eco-challenge

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York will host another competitive round of “Envirothon” where students put their knowledge to the test on environmental management.

High school students from across York Region will compete to develop collaborative solutions on various environmental topics. Envirothon 2017 encourages students to build environmental awareness and leadership through practical experience, enabling students to make informed decisions that benefit the environment and society.

Envirothon Winners

York Region 2016 Envirothon winners from St. Elizabeth Catholic High School

Where:

Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre
16389 Highway 48
Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

When:

Tuesday, April 18 – Workshop day
8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Workshops begins at 9:30 a.m.)

Thursday, April 27 – Regional competition
8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Testing starts at 10:30 a.m.)

The workshop provides an opportunity for students to go beyond the classroom to gain hands-on outdoor environmental training focused on natural sciences and resource management. Students cycle through educational work stations guided by professionals in fields such as forestry, soils, aquatics, wildlife and sustainable farming.

Winners will be announced at the end of the competition. The winning team of Envirothon 2017 will represent their school and York Region later this year at the Ontario Provincial Envirothon Competition on May 28 to 31 at Fleming College in the Town of Lindsay.

Winners of the Provincial Competition are invited to participate in the North American Envirothon in July at Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland, USA.

This program is offered in partnership with Forests Ontario, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, Toronto and Region Conversation Authority, York Environmental Stewardship and Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests (LEAF).

For more information on York Region’s Envirothon Challenge visit york.ca/envirothon

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns, and provides a variety of programs and services to almost 1.2 million residents, 50,000 businesses and 595,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at york.ca/regionalservices

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Media Contact:
Masrine Guthrie-Peart, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 77272
or cell 905-251-6416
Email: masrine.guthrie-peart@york.ca

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