SSCS Students Compete in Envirothon

on April 26, 2024

three students in their green shirts

A team of SSCS students traveled to the New York State Power Authority’s Visitor Center in Gilboa on April 24 to compete in the 2024 Capital Region Envirothon. This year’s team included Logan Tessier, Emily Gwoztz and Angela Gwoztz, all members of the SSCS Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter. Their Advisor is secondary Science teacher Anne Allen.

Envirothon is a hands-on outdoor competition that tests student teams’ knowledge of in the areas of Soils/Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife, and Current Environmental Issues which this year focused on “renewable energy for a sustainable future.” They also gave a five-minute oral presentation on the positive and negative aspects of solar energy farms.

envirothon logoThe primary goal of the Envirothon is to learn about the natural environment we live in so as to become stewards of the land. The Envirothon is about increasing students’ awareness of environmental issues and sparking passion for environmental science. In preparation for the event, students develop research skills, practice team building, and gain an appreciation for consensus decision making.

The Capital Regional Envirothon hosted teams from Albany, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Schoharie Counties. The winning team from each county goes on to compete at the New York State competition in May at SUNY-Cortland. Learn more about the Envirothon at

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