2023 Envirothon – The “Swamp Tigers” Team of Pleasant Valley High School Monroe County High School Envirothon Winners 2nd Place in the Pennsylvania State Envirothon
2023 Pennsylvania State Envirothon Competition
We are proud to announce that The Swamp Tigers of Pleasant Valley High School placed 2nd out of 64 teams participating in this year's Pennsylvania State Envirothon at Camp Mt. Luther in Mifflinburg on Wednesday, May 24th, 2023. Congratulations Swamp Tigers!
2023 High School Envirothon Winners 2023 Envirothon Winner: “Swamp Tigers” of Pleasant Valley High School Second Place: “Diving Ducktators” of Pleasant Valley High School Third Place: “Breaking Bass” of Pleasant Valley High School
The Swamp Tigers of Pleasant Valley High School were the highest scoring team at Current Issue, Forestry and Wildlife.
The Diving Ducktators of Pleasant Valley High School were the highest scoring team at Aquatics. The Buffleheads of Evergreen Community Charter School were the highest scoring team at Soils.
About the 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.
2023 Junior Envirothon Winners The Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center hosted the Junior Envirothon competition on Monday, May 15, for fifth and sixth graders, and Tuesday, May 16, 2023, for seventh and eighth graders. Competing teams from area schools were tested on their knowledge of the Pocono environment at four stations—Animals, Trees, Ponds, and this year’s Learning Station, Wetlands.
The overall first place winner for the fifth and sixth grade competition was the “Cactus Makes Perfect” team from Tobyhanna Elementary Center. Receiving the overall second place trophy was the “Royal Elks” team from Swiftwater Intermediate School.
Teams were also recognized for high scores at the individual testing stations. Station winners for fifth and sixth grade were “Cactus Makes Perfect”, Tobyhanna Elementary Center (Wetlands); “Fox Dynasty”, Swiftwater Intermediate School (Trees); and “Preteenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, Stroudsburg Middle School (Ponds and Animals).
The seventh and eighth grade overall first place winner was the “Oily Oaks” team of Pocono Mountain West Junior High School. The seventh and eighth grade overall second place trophy was awarded to the “Monarch Butterflies” team from Pocono Mountain West Junior High. Station winners for seventh and eighth grade were Pocono Mountain West Junior High School’s “Oily Oaks” (Animals and Ponds), Pocono Mountain West Junior High School’s “Monarch Butterflies” (Trees) and Pocono Mountain West Junior High School’s “Magical Maples” (Wetlands).
The Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center would like to congratulate and thank all of the participating students, teachers and advisors at this year’s Junior Envirothon – Clear Run Intermediate School, Pleasant Valley Middle School, Pocono Mountain East Jr. High, Pocono Mountain West Jr. High, Tobyhanna Elementary Center, Stroudsburg Middle School and Swiftwater Intermediate School. THIS EVENT WAS GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY THE KETTLE CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL FUND.