Local high schools advance to Ontario Envirothon Championships

Apr 18th, 2008 3:51 PM

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS ADVANCE TO ONTARIO ENVIROTHON CHAMPIONSHIPS

Environmental Education:  2008 Ontario Envirothon Regional Results for Parry Sound, Muskoka and Haliburton Region and Grey/Bruce Region.


On Thursday April 17, high school students in the Parry Sound, Muskoka and Haliburton region and in the Grey/Bruce region tested their environmental smarts for the opportunity to compete at the Ontario Envirothon Championships. Parry Sound High School won the Parry Sound, Muskoka and Haliburton Regional Envirothon Competition and West Hill Secondary School from Owen Sound won in the Grey/Bruce competition. Both teams will go on to the Ontario Envirothon Championships, to be held May 7 to 10 at Tim Horton Onondaga Farms in St. George, ON.


WHO:

Parry Sound, Muskoka and Haiburton Region: Parry Sound High School, Parry Sound, ON
Grey/Bruce Region: West Hill Secondary School, Owen Sound, ON
Both teams will go on to compete against teams from 20 regions across Ontario.
                                            
WHERE:

Tim Horton Onondaga Farms in St. George, ON

When:

May 7-10, 2008

What:

• Ontario Envirothon: The team sport for environmental smarts.
• Envirothon gets students outdoors to experience nature first hand and hands on.
• Envirothon uses field testing to develop critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and communication skills.
• High school students from 22 regions across Ontario compete for top prize in a provincial environmental competition.
• Top team from the Ontario Envirothon Championships will go on to represent Ontario at the Canon Envirothon, a North American competition to be held in Arizona this July.
• Envirothon reaches over 5,000 Ontario students each year.


The results for all regions will be posted at www.ontarioenvirothon.on.ca as they become available.

The final results of the Ontario Envirothon Championships will be posted at www.ontarioenvirothon.on.ca on May 12, 2008

News and photo opportunities will be available at the Ontario Envirothon Championships.

Tim Hortons is the lead corporate sponsor of the 2008 Ontario Envirothon Championships.

Ontario Envirothon is a program of the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA), a non-profit, registered charity dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of Ontario’s forests, and to developing stewardship of forest ecosystems. Visit www.oforest.on.ca


Media Contact:
Carla Grant, Executive Director, Ontario Forestry Association
PH: 416-493-4565
Cell: 416-435-2349