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.
2019 High School Envirothon First Place – The “Sassyfras” Team of Pleasant Valley High School
2019 High School Envirothon Winners 2019 Envirothon Winner: “Sassyfras” of Pleasant Valley High School Second Place: “Prickly Pears” of Pleasant Valley High School Third Place: “Out of the Box Turtles” of Pocono Mountain West High School
Highest Score for Aquatics and Forestry -“Sassyfras” of Pleasant Valley High School Highest Score for Current Issue (Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge and Technology to Feed the World)- “Prickly Pears” of Pleasant Valley High School Highest Score for Soils – “Backstreet Buds” of Pocono Mountain East High School Highest Score for Wildlife - “Out of the Box Turtles” of Pocono Mountain West High School
2019 Junior Envirothon Winners 5th & 6th Grade First Place: “Gecko Gang” team from Clear Run Intermediate School Second Place: “Fantastic Falcons” team from Clear Run Intermediate School
7th & 8th Grade First Place: “Fierce Falcons” team of Pocono Mountain West Junior High School Second Place: “Teenage Mutant Painted Turtles” team from Pocono Mountain West Junior High School