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Carlisle, PA 17013-9172
On May 7, 2002, 85 students participated in the Cumberland County Envirothon held at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. The students represented the following High Schools; Big Spring, Carlisle, Cumberland Valley, Shippensburg, and a new school this year, Cedar Cliff. The students were tested at five stations, each dealing with a different environmental subject, which were administered by appropriate agency personnel and volunteers. The stations and agency staff were: Aquatics, Stanley Shive, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Craig Mitchell, Cumberland County Conservation District, and Bill Porter; Forestry, Bruce Kile and Neal Mishler, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry; Soils, Deb Kammerer, Brad Beaver and Juan Carlos Hernandez, Natural Resources Conservation Service; Wildlife, Tim Grenoble and Ed Steffan, Pennsylvania Game Commission; Current Issue which was Introduced Species and their Effect on Biodiversity, Amy Skvarka, Cumberland County Conservation District. These agency staff and volunteers are an integral component to the success of the Envirothon.
This year's competition was extremely close and was determined by only two points. The third place team was the Hellbenders from Carlisle, with a score of 323, the second place team was the Envirominds from Cumberland Valley, with a score of 363, and the winning team was a first year participating team from Cedar Cliff, Jack Rabbits Slim, who earned a score of 365. The advisor of the winning team is Justin Weaver, who teaches Environmental Biology at Cedar Cliff High School. The competition this year was a success and enjoyed by all participants and advisors.
Excel table of 2002 Results
2002 Pennsylvania Envirothon Update
On May 20 and 21, the Jack Rabbits Slim team from Cedar Cliff proudly represented Cumberland County at the State Envirothon at Montour Preserve in Montour County. The team placed fourth in the oral component out of 49 teams statewide. 2002 was the first year an oral component was part of the competition. Additionally, the team placed 15th overall with a score of 372 out of 65 teams that participated. Delaware County won the state competition and will represent Pennsylvania at the Canon International Envirothon. Once again, congratulations to the Jack Rabbits Slim team from Cedar Cliff, great job.
If you are a teacher at a High School in Cumberland County and are interested in participating in next years competition, please contact the Conservation District for more information.