Erin Hines is just one of hundreds of thousands of students whose life has been forever positively impacted through the National Conservation Foundation (NCF)-Envirothon. Like the thousands of high school students who compete each year, Hines understands the vast impacts of the international natural resource competition. These individuals gain an understanding of the complexities of balancing quality of life with conservation of the environment and become citizens eager to continue supporting this healthy balance.
The 2019 NCF-Envirothon Competition took place in Raleigh, N.C., at North Carolina State University from July 26 – Aug. 2. An estimated 25,000 students competed across the U.S., Canada and China throughout the spring in local, statewide and provincial competitions. Following months of preparation with volunteer advisors and educators, the five-person teams were tested on their knowledge across the categories of soils and land use; aquatic ecology; forestry and wildlife. Throughout the year, the teams worked to understand the concepts, science, tools and complexities that lie within each of these categories, as well as this year’s environmental issue, “Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge and Technology to Feed the World.”
The NCF-Envirothon is one of the National Conservation Foundation’s premier programs to educate the next generation of conservation leaders. The NCF continues to grow its impact, and we can only do this through the work of partners and individuals like you. Please join us in supporting a program that could not be more relevant for our time as we inspire and educate the next generation on the importance of conservation and natural resources.