The Eastern Shore SWCD’s local Dominion Energy Envirothon competition was held on March 12,
2020, at the Barrier Islands Center in Machipongo. A total of six teams competed, representing Northampton High School, Chincoteague High School, and Broadwater Academy. Held annually, the Envirothon tests students on their knowledge of wildlife, forestry, aquatics, soil science, a special topic. This year’s special topic was “Water Resources: Local Control and Local Solutions.”
This year’s winner was Broadwater Academy.
In addition to being tested on natural resource topics, students also must study a given problem and make recommendations on how to fix that problem using best management practices. This years special problem required the teams to give a 20 minute oral presentation on ways to protect surface and ground water from pollution in Rockingham County.
Envirothon coaches were Fred Gers, CHS, Kelsey Gaskins, NHS, and Sandra Thornton, BA.