The mission of Project Earth is to expose students to the diversity of natural resources found in Western Pennsylvania by learning through wildlife identification, resource management, and the seasonal Enviroquest/Envirothon competitions.
Sr. High Envirothon Competition at Blue Spruce Park (Indiana, PA) - May 6, 2024
October 13th, 2023 Enviroquest:
On Friday, October 13th, Marion Center High School sent eight students to the Pennsylvania Enviroquest, an academic competition at Jennings State Park in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. At the competition, students got to show off their skills in wildlife, tree, and wildflower identification as well as knowledge and skills needed to measure water, soil, and forest resource quality pertinent to Pennsylvania's regional ecology. The kids showcased their abilities throughout the park, competing with other schools at various stations to show “who knows the most" about Pennsylvania's natural resources and how to measure their general health/availability.
Our Senior-Division team, composed of Junior Natasha Burnett and Sophomores Brooke Slade, PJ Shellhammer, Alex Creighton, and Clayton Burns placed first overall in their division, While also sub-placing 1st at the "Processes" station and 3rd at the "Identification" station of the competition. Our Junior Division Team of Freshmen Carissa Adkins, Adelyn Burns, and Colin Sacco placed third overall in their division, while also Sub-Placing 2nd at "Identification" and 3rd at the "Concepts" stations.
These kids work so hard on their time with me during Club and STAR periods to be competitive, and this year their hard work paid off as they look to be the next generation of influential young ecologists… Go stingers!