Congratulations Envirothon Nova Scotia Winners!

May 14, 2015: J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) congratulates all Envirothon Nova Scotia participants for their great contribution to this year’s competition.

For the first time, the two-day event was held in the Annapolis Valley, at Brigadoon Village on Aylesford Lake. The Envirothon team from Annapolis West Education Centre located in Annapolis Royal were the winners at this year’s Nova Scotia Envirothon competition.  

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 From left to right: Katie McLean (Team Advisor), Percy Rotteveel, Oliver Wilkes, Nita Brown, Lorena Heubach.

Envirothon is North America’s largest and fastest growing environmental education program. The Nova Scotia (NS) program, put on by Nova Scotia Forestry Association, was established in 1993. The purpose of the program is to challenge young adults to learn more about the environment and to appreciate the natural resources the province of Nova Scotia has to offer. The ultimate goal is to encourage young people to work towards achieving and maintaining a life which is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. 

Envirothon strives to achieve this goal by educating youth on natural resource management and environmental issues. 

The theme for this year’s event was Urban/Community Forests.  Five high school teams from across Nova Scotia, Deer Lake, NL and Summerside, PEI, put their natural resources and environmental science knowledge to the test during the competition. Students participated in group activities as well as presentations, gaining hands-on experience and knowledge surrounding current environmental issues. 

JDI has been a longstanding supporter of Envirothon in both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.  “In the forests we manage we are focused on sustainability – for the environment, communities and the benefits of jobs that this renewable resources provides,” said Kelly Honeyman, JDI’s Chief Naturalist.  “We would like to recognize youth that are gaining knowledge to maintain our natural resources as well as encourage others to do the same.”

Thank you Envirothon participants for your passion and growing skill in keeping our Earth healthy!

Results for all events:
Urban & Community Forests (Oral Presentations) 

1st Elwood Regional High School, NFLD
2nd Annapolis West Education Centre
3rd Three Oaks Senior High School, PEI


Forestry
1st Hants North Rural High School
2nd Three Oaks Senior High School
 3rd Annapolis West Education Centre


Wildlife
1st Elwood Regional High School
2nd Hants North Rural High School
3rd Three Oaks Senior High School

Aquatic Ecology 
1st Hants North Rural High School
2nd Elwood Regional High School
3rd Annapolis West Education Centre


Soils & Land Use
1st Three Oaks Senior High School
2nd Elwood Regional High School
3rd Annapolis West Education Centre 


Overall
1st Elwood Regional High School*
2nd Three Oaks Senior High School**
3rd Annapolis West Education Centre


Provincial Title
1st Annapolis West Education Centre
2nd Hants North Rural High School 
3rd Central Kings Rural High School