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2014 Louisiana Envirothon held at LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

Apr 01, 2014

Baton Rouge - The 2014 Louisiana Envirothon was held at the Botanic Gardens of the LSU AgCenter. Eight teams from around the state participated in the environmental problem-solving competition for students in grades 6 -12. Teams trained and competed by demonstrating their knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management. The competition focuses on five natural resource areas: soils and land use, aquatic resources, forestry, wildlife, and a current environmental issue. The 2014 current environmental issue was Sustainable Local Agriculture/Locally Grown. Teams also presented a solution to an environmental problem related to the current issue through an oral presentation.

The winning teams were: Baton Rouge Magnet High School- Alpha, first place, Louisiana School for Math, Science Arts-Blue, second place and third place, Baton Rouge Magnet High School-Gamma. All three teams together received cash and prizes totaling over $1500.

The participating teams were Acadiana High School, Lafayette; Baton Rouge Magnet High School-Alpha, Baton Rouge-; Baton Rouge Magnet High School-Beta, Baton Rouge; Baton Rouge Magnet High School-Gamma, Baton Rouge; Live Oak High School, Denham Springs; Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts- Blue, Natchitoches; Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts- Gold, Natchitoches; and Simsboro High School, Simsboro. The highest score winners for each station were: Aquatics: Baton Rouge Magnet High School-Gamma; Forestry: Baton Rouge Magnet High School-Alpha; Soils: Baton Rouge Magnet High School-Gamma; Wildlife: Baton Rouge Magnet High SchoolAlpha; Current Issue-Sustainable Local Agriculture: Baton Rouge Magnet High School-Alpha & Beta; and Orals: Simsboro High School.

The Louisiana Envirothon is a success because of generous support from sponsors and partners. For more information on the Envirothon please visit www.deq.louisiana.gov/envirothon and like us on Facebook. You may also contact laenvirothon@gmail.com.