JOHNSTOWN — A Lackawanna Trail High School team placed 17th at the 32nd Pennsylvania Envirothon state competition held at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown and Windber Recreation Park May 19-20. High school students from 63 Pennsylvania counties participated in the event.
At the Envirothon, five-member teams participated in a series of field station tests that focused on five topic areas – soils and land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and environmental issues. The 2015 current environmental issue focused on Urban and Community Forestry. The teams also prepared and delivered oral presentations to panels of judges who evaluated each team on its problem-solving capabilities, oral presentation skills and recommendations to help solve the specific environmental challenge.