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    2/13/2017
    Volusia County High Schools Compete in Envirothon Competition
    ‚ÄčOn Saturday, February 11, teams from several Volusia County high schools competed in the Envirothon competition at Rose Bay in Port Orange. Spruce Creek High finished in first, and will advance to the state competition, while Mainland High finished in second and Seabreeze High in third.
     
    The Florida Envirothon is a problem-solving, natural resource education program for high school students. It is a field-oriented program in which students, working in teams of five, learn to use critical thinking skills, work as a team, and develop problem-solving and communications skills to answer written questions or conduct hands-on investigations about environmental issues.
     
    The program focuses on the following five areas of study: Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Soils/Land Use, Wildlife, and Current Environmental Issue. The current environmental issue is different each year. These interrelated and broad study areas teach a holistic approach to natural resource conservation and can easily be incorporated into a teaching curriculum. This year's Volusia Envirothon Competition was sponsored by Duke Energy, FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools, Sam's Club/Daytona Beach, and the Volusia Soil & Water Conservation District which provided $500 to assist the winning team with expenses at the state competition.
     
    Competing in the event were 13 teams from seven different high schools. There can only be one competitive team per high school; the other teams go through the process to possibly be part of the competitive team next year.
     
    The team from Spruce Creek High will compete at the state competition on April 29 at Mayakka River State Park in Sarasota.  

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