Envirothon team qualifies for state

On May 3, a team of Central High School students took part in the Metro Area Envirothon at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska.

The group weathered hard morning rains and then enjoyed afternoon sun as they rotated through the stations of the event. The areas of the competition included soils, wildlife, forestry, and aquatics, as well as this year’s current events topics – nonpoint-source pollution and low impact development.

The team also gave a 10-minute oral presentation on the potential environmental impact of a Vikings stadium in Arden Hills. It was a very successful day for the team, as they placed second out of the 18 competing teams, meeting their goal of qualifying to compete at the State Envirothon event on May 21 in Savage at the McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center.

Team advisor Jim Mesik and the team of 5 are very proud of the accomplishment and look forward to their next competition.