High school students from 43 U.S. states and nine Canadian provinces will converge in Geneva, NY on Sunday. These teens â€“ more than 260 of them â€“ are the finalists in one of North America’s largest high school environmental education competitions – the 2007 Canon Envirothon.
The Envirothon is organized by the National Association of Conservation Districts in the U.S., the United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A) Forest Service and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, with the support of Canon.
At the Envirothon, which will be held at the Hobart & William Smith College July 29 to August 4, the high school students will learn about environmental issues affecting natural resources even as they compete for a share of more than $100,000 in scholarships and prizes.
Theme of this year’s competition is Alternative/Renewable Energy, an issue that has attracted worldwide attention. The competing teams will focus on the efficient use of energy generated from traditional sources and the development of renewable energy resources.