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Hamilton-Niagara Region High Schools Advance to Ontario Envirothon Championships

Thursday, April 24th 2008 4:32:50pm

Hamilton-Niagara Region High Schools Advance to Ontario Envirothon Championships

Environmental Education:  2008 Ontario Envirothon Regional Results for Niagara Region and Hamilton-Wentworth Region


On Wednesday April 23, high school students in the Niagara region and in the Hamilton-Wentworth region tested their environmental smarts for the opportunity to compete at the Ontario Envirothon Championships. Lakeshore Catholic High School from Port Colborne won the Niagara Regional Competition and Highland Secondary School from Dundas won in the Hamilton-Wentworth competition. Both teams will go on to the Ontario Envirothon Championships, to be held May 7 to 10 at Tim Horton Onondaga Farms in St. George, ON.

WHO:

Niagara Region: Lakeshore Catholic High School, Port Colborne, ON
Hamilton-Wentworth Region: Highland Secondary School, Dundas, ON
Both teams will go on to compete against teams from 20 regions across Ontario.
                                            
WHERE:

Tim Horton Onondaga Farms in St. George, ON

When:

May 7-10, 2008

What:


• Ontario Envirothon: The team sport for environmental smarts.
• Envirothon gets students outdoors to experience nature first hand.
• Envirothon uses field testing to develop critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and communication skills.
• High school students from 22 regions across Ontario compete for top prize in a provincial environmental competition.
• Top team from the Ontario Envirothon Championships will go on to represent Ontario at the Canon Envirothon, a North American competition to be held in Arizona this July.
• Envirothon reaches over 5,000 Ontario students each year.

The results for all regions will be posted at www.ontarioenvirothon.on.ca as they become available.

The final results of the Ontario Envirothon Championships will be posted at www.ontarioenvirothon.on.ca on May 12, 2008.

News and photo opportunities will be available at the Ontario Envirothon Championships.

Tim Hortons is the lead corporate sponsor of the 2008 Ontario Envirothon Championships.

Ontario Envirothon is a program of the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA), a non-profit, registered charity dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of Ontario’s forests, and to developing stewardship of forest ecosystems. Visit www.oforest.on.ca


Media Contact:
Carla Grant, Executive Director, Ontario Forestry Association
PH: 416-493-4565
Cell: 416-435-2349