DMSC HOSTS PENNSYLVANIA ENVIROTHON COMPETITION FOR WASHINGTON
COUNTY [Part one of two] If you look at the Club calendar for March 30 and April 27, you’ll see the notation “Envirothon 7AM-3PM”. To most of us, that simply means that all the ranges are closed. But that two-day Envirothon event will be part of the biggest academic- conservation event of the year in PA.
The Envirothon at DMSC is a competition among local high schools as a prelude to higher-level state and international compe- titions. The program helps educate stu- dents in natural resource and environ- mental sciences. This year, the participat- ing schools include Avella, Bentworth, Bethlehem Center, California, Canon- Macmillan, Chartiers-Houston, McDuffy, and Ringgold. Their performance will be tested and evaluated in four areas—soils/ land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, and wildlife—plus a current environmental is- sue. This year the issue is Water Stew- ardship in a Changing Climate.
The students compete for $75,000 in scholarships and Canon products. Last year, the PA winner, Penncrest High School in Delaware County, went on to capture the national championship at Southwest Missouri State in Springfield, Missouri, last July. This year the state final will be held at Penn State, and the winning team will compete in the international fi- nals to be held at the University of Mani- toba, Canada.
Notes will have pictures and a follow-up story next month.
DON T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET!
Make sure your Easter egg hunt includes at least one DMSC gift cer- tificate. Certificates are available year round in any amount. See El Vines at the next meeting or call him at 412-343- 5752.
SHOOTING FEES UPDATE
PROGRAM $FEE PISTOL
Participant Furnished Material
25 Shot Round
Four Rounds Round Under 16 yrs.
Round w/Targets and 64 rounds of ammo
6 Week Program
Practice Session 1-year membership
Fees vary by discipline