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More than 80 kids from 10 high schools in Southern Idaho rolled into the Living Waters Ranch in Challis for an intense, two-day natural resources education event called the Idaho Envirothon.
The Idaho Envirothon is a competitive event, held every April. The winning team gets an all-expense-paid trip to the North American Envirothon. This year, the team from Weiser High School captured the state crown.
"Awesome! Excited! I think we worked really well together as a team,” said Ali Reed. “We've known each other for a while, so that made things easier. The teamwork helped us get thru all the quizzes.”
To prepare, high school teams study up on soils and land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife and a current issue -- this year, it was invasive species -- for months before they arrive.Read More