LOGOS PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL TEAM WINS 21st ANNUAL OREGON ENVIROTHON!
In a near sweep, the Envirothon Team from Logos Public Charter School earned the highest scores in five of six testing categories, winning first place honors overall at the 21st annual Oregon State Envirothon held at The Oregon Garden in Silverton, OR. on Friday, May 5th, 2017. The all-girl science team won in Aquatics, Forestry, Soils and Wildlife, as well as the Oral Presentation. High school students representing 31 teams from around the state and from California participated in this year’s event.
This big win earns the team the right to represent the State of Oregon in the largest North American Environmental Science Competition, held this year in Emmitsburg, Maryland during the week of July 23rd, 2017.
The North American Envirothon is an annual competition that reaches nearly 500,000 students. The state and national events test students’ creative, critical-thinking, and team-building skills in environmental science and natural resource management. Students demonstrate mastery by rotating through five outdoor eco-stations: soils and land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and a current environmental issue (the 2017 topic is Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation). The teams also research, prepare and deliver oral presentations to panels of judges who evaluate each team on problem-solving abilities, presentation skills and realistic application of ecology concepts. The Logos Public Charter School Envirothon Team has been devoting the past year to study and practice while working collaboratively with local community experts to develop practical and theoretical knowledge of ecology.
The Logos Envirothon Team is inviting corporate, nonprofit and individual sponsors to provide support for the next two months of training and travel to the competition. While monetary donations would be helpful, the team is also looking to gather ‘Trade Items’ that represent Oregon and the Rogue Valley to offer other teams who will come from across the nation and Canada for the competition.
Logos Public Charter School, Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District, Oregon Forest Resource Institute, NRCS, and the Oregon Envirothon have been assisting throughout the school year with training expenses. However, to study, travel, and compete in the North American Competition, the Logos Team is asking for community assistance. There is a Go Fund Me account set up for anyone wanting to help the team.
The Logos Envirothon Team was the first southern Oregon team to win the state competition in 2015 and now this year’s team has done it again, demonstrating their passion and dedication to the study of our natural resources.
For more information here is the Go Fund Me link.