This year, five members of the Evergreen Club participated in the Northeastern Illinois Envirothon on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
This event is a "hands-on" and "in-the-field" learning opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge about the forestry, soils, aquatics and wildlife in the Illinois area. Students also have the chance to learn from professionals in their fields of expertise and then complete a series of tests and labs in the previously mention concentrations.
The final component to this competition is for the Team to create a presentation about a current topic that is scored by a panel of judges. This year's topic was "Urban Forestry."
Our 2015 Team included Emma Johnson '16, Madison Barella '16, Marirose Rueth '16, Gabi Napoli '17 and Claire McGaw '17. These students took first place for DuPage County and third place overall for Cook, DuPage Will and Kane Counties. There were 24 teams in the competition.