Taos High 'Earthletes' take top spot at regional Envirothon

By Cody Hooks
chooks@taosnews.com
Posted 3/8/19

When farmers plant their field, it takes just a season to see the harvest of that crop. But when it comes to conservation education for youth, it’s a long-term investment, says Peter Vigil, …

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Taos High 'Earthletes' take top spot at regional Envirothon

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When farmers plant their field, it takes just a season to see the harvest of that crop. But when it comes to conservation education for youth, it’s a long-term investment, says Peter Vigil, president of the Taos Soil and Water Conservation District and president of the Envirothon competition in New Mexico.

“We are laying down the seeds that will come to fruition in their careers,” he said.

The Envirothon competition happens every year and engages students in conservation disciplines and topics like forestry (estimating the height of trees), wildlife, soil and, for the 2019 season, agriculture.

The Taos Land Trust hosted the Northeast Regional Envirothon competition on Friday (March 1).

Students from the northern region of the state were in attendance and the top winners will be heading to the state competition later this spring.

First place was the Taos High School Earthletes, second place was the Peñasco High School Camo Chameleons, and third place were the Taos High School Planeteers.

Visit nmenvirothon.org for more information.

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