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    Page Title| Happenings News Stories  2015

     

    May 2, 2015

    MATES STUDENTS WIN NEW JERSEY ENVIROTHON FOR SIXTH STRAIGHT YEAR, ADVANCE TO NATIONAL COMPETITION
    Jean Sullivian, May 2, 2015

    Left to right: Mr. Adam Sprague, Katie DeMario, Toms River; Althea Loucanides, Manahawkin; Michael Signorelli, Toms River; DanaRose Brown, Little Egg Harbor; Andrew Pidduck, Point Pleasant Beach ; Megan Tumpey, Brick ; Joshua Thomas, Little Egg Harbor; Alexa Ornstein, Manahawkin; Lauren Zodl, Little Egg Harbor; Gillian Schriever, West Creek; and Mr. Dave Werner.
     

    OCEAN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY The Envirothon Competition is a dynamic hands-on environmental education program for high school students throughout New Jersey. The main objective of the competition is to encourage students to become more active participants in natural resource management. Student teams explore natural resource related topics such as soils, forestry, aquatics, wildlife ecology and current environmental issues. Teams are tested on environmental topics through hands-on interactive problem-solving, as well as a written test at each of five stations. Each team must also research and create a 10 minute presentation providing viable solutions to a real-world environmental concern, the topic of which is disclosed just five days prior to competition. Final ranking is based on the total points earned throughout the competition. This year’s topic was Urban/Community Forestry.

    The Envirothon Competition is a dynamic hands-on environmental education program for high school students throughout New Jersey. The main objective of the competition is to encourage students to become more active participants in natural resource management. Student teams explore natural resource related topics such as soils, forestry, aquatics, wildlife ecology and current environmental issues. Teams are tested on environmental topics through hands-on interactive problem-solving, as well as a written test at each of five stations. Each team must also research and create a 10 minute presentation providing viable solutions to a real-world environmental concern, the topic of which is disclosed just five days prior to competition. Final ranking is based on the total points earned throughout the competition. This year’s topic was Urban/Community Forestry.

    Members of Team 1 – Gillian Schriever, West Creek; Michael Signorelli, Toms River; Lauren Zodl, Little Egg Harbor; Megan Tumpey, Brick; and Katie DeMario, Toms River each receive a $1000 scholarship from the NJ Association of Conservation Districts (NJACD) as well as scholarship opportunities from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Kean University if students choose to attend either institution.

    Members of Team 2 – DanaRose Brown, Little Egg Harbor; Althea Loucanides, Manahawkin; Josh Thomas, Little Egg Harbor; Alexa Ornstein, Manahawkin; and Andrew Pidduck, Point Pleaseant Beach each receive a $100 scholarships from the NJACD.

    Team #1 now advances to the North America Envirothon, to be held in Missouri this summer. Students participate in several days of advanced environmental training, experience local culture and attractions and compete against top placed teams from all regions of the United States as well as Canada. Top prizes for the North America competition can reach $10,000 for winning team members.

    The Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES), located in Manahawkin, New Jersey, is a four-year public high school administered by the Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) District. The school exists within the community to provide a unique, nurturing, and challenging hands-on learning experience for college bound and career-oriented students interested in pursuing a career in the marine sciences. MATES has been designed to give its students a rigorous academic curriculum with concentration in the areas of math, science, and technology. Students are selected from applications through a competitive process and enter at the ninth grade level. Applicants must reside in Ocean County to be eligible for admission.


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