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2019 Maryland High School Envirothon Scheduled for June 19-20

Students testing soils. Photo credit: Maryland Envirothon, www.mdenvirothon.org

Winning Teams from 14 Maryland Counties to Compete at St. Mary’s College

ANNAPOLIS, MD – While most high school students are enjoying a well-deserved summer break after a long school year, nearly 100 of Maryland’s brightest teens will be competing at the 29th annual Maryland Envirothon on June 19-20 at St. Mary’s College. The Envirothon is a demanding two-day, natural resources competition for teens that are passionate about the outdoors and the environment. Student teams will compete in five areas of environmental studies: soils/land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and this year’s environmental issue: Agriculture and Environment: Knowledge & Technology to Feed the World.

The winning team will represent the state later this summer at the national competition in Raleigh, North Carolina, where more than 250 teenagers from the United States and Canada will compete for scholarships and prizes.

What: 29th Annual Maryland High School Envirothon

Where: St. Mary’s College (47645 College Drive, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686)

When:

June 19 – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Student Field Training
June 20 – 8 a.m. to noon – Competition
June 20 – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Awards Presentation

Who: Five-member teams that won their local Envirothon competition are competing for the state title from the following counties:

  • Allegany County
  • Anne Arundel County
  • Calvert County
  • Carroll County
  • Charles County
  • Eastern Shore
  • Frederick County
  • Garrett County
  • Harford County
  • Howard County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George’s County
  • St. Mary’s County
  • Washington County

NOTE TO EDITORS: During the event, contact: Barry Burch at 240-215-5004 or barronb29@aol.com. An alternative contact is Craig Hartsock who can be reached at 301-707-6042.

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Contact Information

If you have any questions, need additional information or would like to arrange an interview, please contact:

Jason Schellhardt
Director of Communications
Telephone: 410-841-5888

Megan Guilfoyle
Public Information Officer
Telephone: 410-841-5889

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