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Students Explore Long Island for Envirothon

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Students at Harborfields High School participated in the 17th annual Long Island Envirothon, an environmental studies competition for high school students based on five subject areas: aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife and a current environmental issue.  

To be eligible for program, students must attend a high school in Nassau or Suffolk counties and register a team of one to five members. On the day of the competition, students rotated with their teammates between subject stations and answered 25-multiple choice questions. Many of the questions were hands-on and required students to use equipment, maps or audio-visual devices. In February, students were given an environmental scenario posted on the LIEnvironthon website and prepared a solution to present to a panel of judges. As a team, students gave their oral presentation on this year’s current environmental issue: urban forestry.

Harborfields team one students, comprised of Pamela Best, Shannon Chiang, Shannon Nolan, Katherine Ryan and Arianna Starost, were named second-place Suffolk County winners.