Monroe County High School Envirothon Competition Local high schools participate annually in a competition to test their knowledge of the environment. This exposure to nature and seeing how humans impact the natural world provide invaluable lessons for understanding ecosystems and our environment.
Testing stations are Aquatics, Soils, Forestry, and Wildlife plus a current issue which changes each year. Participating High Schools are from East Stroudsburg , Evergreen Community Charter School, Pleasant Valley High School, Pocono Mountain East High School, Pocono Mountain West High School and Stroudsburg High School. Tests are given by cooperating agencies including the PA Game Commission, PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry, Natural Resources Conservation Service, the PA Fish and Boat Commission, Penn State Cooperative Extension and the Monroe County Conservation District Staff.
It is a highly competitive event that requires many volunteers and MCCD staff. The winning team moves on to the state competition to compete with other county envirothon winners. Monroe County is always well represented at the state level. Check out http://www.envirothonpa.org/ for more information.
Envirothon First Place – The “Chuck Fergus” Team of Pleasant Valley High School Pictured left to right: Maricatherine Garr (Advisor), Gina Bongiovanni, Sophia Hochfield, Gabe Schaefer, Ryan Rimple(Captain), Justin Wagner and Karen N. Boyle (MCCD Envirothon Coordinator).