Recently, several members of the Fredericktown FFA chapterparticipated in the Knox County Envirothon. This event was held at Ariel
Foundation Park in Mount Vernon. Presenters from the Knox County Soil & Water Conservation District and Ohio Department of Natural Resources presented the training sessions.
Participants for this activity had the opportunity to learn more about the different aspects of a natural environment by attending different stations. There were four different stations that each dealt with a different environmental topic. Topics included wildlife and invasive
species, soil analysis, current environmental issues, and forestry.
Teams were allotted 30 minutes for each station and rotated between stations. Each station was lead by an adult volunteer who would explain a few key parts of their topic and give a short demonstration. After that the teams answered questions regarding what was discussed for each topic to test their knowledge and help them prepare for the Area 3 competition coming up. All of the teams did well and the participants learned a lot about their environment. Ten of them will be advancing to the Area 3 Contest while the other five will be the alternates.
Fredericktown FFA Advisor is Debra Burden.