Envirothon NB 2016 ResultsFredericton, NB –
Five students from Stanley High School, Maddie Carr, Dee Carr, Emma McArthur, Lesley Spencer, and Reilly McWade, won top honours at the Envirothon NB competition that took place at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton this weekend with a field testing component at the Maritime Forestry Complex.
The 16th annual environmental science competition was host to 57 students from across New Brunswick and a guest team from Prince Edward Island. Competing in five-person teams, the students’ year-long preparations helped them gain knowledge and experience in the areas of forestry, soils and land use, aquatic ecology, and wildlife. Throughout the school year, participants attended workshops, led by experienced natural resources specialists, blending class time with hands-on field experience.
The Stanley High School team will represent New Brunswick at the North American Envirothon, July 24-29, 2016, at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.
The Envirothon NB program offers high school students a chance to better understand local ecosystems and sustainability issues, learn from environmental professionals and explore career options in the environmental and natural resources fields. All participants were eligible to receive to $500 scholarships to the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management at UNB.
Envirothon NB is an environmental science program for high school students across New Brunswick. The program is supported by many organizations and companies, including: New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund, New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund, Natural Resources Canada, JD Irving Limited, University of New Brunswick, Fundy Model Forest, SFI- Canadian Woodlands Forum with special thanks to Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, the Department of Education, Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance, Irishtown Nature Park, Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ducks Unlimited, and the many volunteers that make this program an excellent experience for high school students.