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Lehigh County students put their nature knowledge to the test

By Katie Shank, Senior Producer, KShank@wfmz.com
Published On: Apr 30 2013 03:55:10 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 30 2013 05:39:19 PM CDT

Dozens of local high school students put their nature knowledge to the test Tuesday.

LOWER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. -

Dozens of local high school students put their nature knowledge to the test Tuesday.

The 25th annual Lehigh County High School Envirothon was held at the Pool Wildlife Sanctuary in Lower Macungie Township.

Teams of students from eight schools participated in the event. They were tested on five different topics, including aquatics, forestry and soils.

Organizers said it's great way for the students to take what they've learned in the classroom and put it to the test in the great outdoors.

"It's great to see the kids learning more about the environment and really applying that and understanding really, these really critical concepts about the environment and natural resources that are so important to our quality of life in this community," said Christopher Kocher, president, Wildlands Conservancy.

After hours of competition, a team from Parkland High School was named the winner. Those students will go on to compete in the state envirothon next month at Juniata College.