2021 High School Envirothon First Place – The “Reece’s Pieces” Team of Pleasant Valley High School Pictured Left to Right: Reece Kresge, Ben Keppel, Emma Barrett, Meghan Chechel, and Zach Dooner.
2021 Pennsylvania Envirothon champions, scoring 501.93 points of a possible 600, are from Pleasant Valley High School located in Monroe County. The Monroe County team earned the honor to represent Pennsylvania at the NCF-Envirothon international competition. The Reece’s Pieces team of Monroe County is coordinated by advisor, Maricatherine Garr. Team captain: Emma Barrett, Team members: Zachary Dooner, Reece Kresge, Megan Chechel and Benjamin Keppel. Read the full press release here.
2021 High School Envirothon Winners 2021 Envirothon Winner: “Reece’s Pieces” of Pleasant Valley High School Second Place: “Eastern Milkshakes” of Pleasant Valley High School Third Place: “The Backstreet Buds” of Pocono Mountain East High School
Highest Score for Aquatics -“Eastern Milkshakes” of Pleasant Valley High School Highest Score for Current Issue (Water Resource Management: Local Control and Local Solutions) - “Reece’s Pieces” of Pleasant Valley High School Highest Score for Soils, Wildlife and Forestry – “Reece’s Pieces” of Pleasant Valley High School
2021Junior Envirothon Winners 5th & 6th Grade First Place: “Finikey Foxes” team from Clear Run Intermediate School Second Place: “Pocono Meow-ntain” team from Tobyhanna Elementary Center
7th & 8th Grade First Place: “The Flying Fishers” team of Pleasant Valley Middle School Second Place: “The Diamond Back Snacks” team from Pocono Mountain East Junior High School
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.