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Coastal Envirothon contest winners named

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

On March 24, Weyherhauser’s Cool Springs Environmental Center was host to the Coastal Envirothon on the banks of Swift Creek.

The Envirothon is a hands-on environmental education program for teams of high school and middle school students.

The Area 5 and 6 Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the N.C. Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Weyerhaeuser, NUCOR, Georgia Pacific, Pepsi, Coke, Natur Chem and local farm bureaus sponsored the program.

Students from 28 coastal counties studied soils, forest resources, aquatic resources, wildlife and current environmental issues throughout the year. They attended field trips, resource speaker presentations and studied the Envirothon resource materials with their advisors.

Participating high schools were the Brunswick Christian School’s “Jackson Five” and “Defenestrators.”

Teams representing middle schools were the Brunswick Christian’s School’s “Goofliers,” and Brunswick County 4-H teams “Enviro-Warriors 1” and “Enviro-Warriors A.”

Four teams will advance to the North Carolina Envirothon Competition at Cedar Rock Park in Burlington on April 24-25. They are: “Jackson Five,” “Goofliers,” “Defenestrators,” and the “Enviro-Warriors.”