Owen J. Roberts High School Team A took the 2023 Chester County Envirothon Senior High School Champion Title at Hibernia County Park on April 27, following a two-day event with more than 370 students from 31 schools taking part. Owen J. Roberts’ Middle School Team A was named the champion in the middle school competition.
Envirothon’s mission is for students in grades three to 12 to demonstrate their knowledge of the environment, how human activity impacts it, and how people can work together to protect it. Students compete in environmental stations requiring knowledge of aquatics, wildlife, forestry, soils, outdoor safety, and how to Adapt to a Changing Climate, which was the 2023 theme.
Gaye Lynn Criswell, Envirothon Coordinator at the Chester County Conservation District, said, “All of the Envirothon students and teachers worked extremely hard inside and outside the classroom over the course of the school year, preparing for this competition, and we are extremely grateful for their efforts.
“Seeing the passion and insight of all these students brings hope for the environment’s future to those of us at the Conservation District, the County’s Department of Parks + Preservation, and the Facilities Department. And we are cheering for the team from Owen J. Roberts High School as they represent Chester County at the State Envirothon later this month.”
Winners in the elementary school division of Chester County Envirothon – a component of the Pennsylvania Envirothon – included Nottingham, Hopewell, Pocopson, Avon Grover Charter, and East Vincent.