Recently, several members of the Fredericktown FFA chapter competed in the Area 3 Envirothon competition. This event was held at the
Jefferson County Sportsman Club in Bloomingdale, Ohio.
Participants for this activity had the opportunity to test their knowledge 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 then the team would complete the station practicum.
Both of the teams did well and the participants learned a lot about their environment. The Blue Team placed 5th place overall and the Gold Team placed 11th overall. Fredericktown FFA Advisor is Debra Burden.