JAY — The Maine Envirothon champions from Jay High School attended the Canon International Envirothon Competition at the University of North Carolina at Asheville from Aug. 2 to 8. The Canon Envirothon is the world’s largest environmental competition, with 52 teams competing this year from across the United States and Canada.

In order to participate, teams must first win their state or provincial envirothon competition. At the Canon International Competition, students were provided with training on the natural resources and ecology of North Carolina, then used the skills they learned in their state-level competitions on field tests in forestry, soils and land use, aquatic ecology and wildlife ecology.

The teams also received training in current issue, biodiversity, and had to develop a 20-minute presentation on a plan for replacing the civic center in Asheville.

This was the first time Jay High School has represented the state at the Canon Envirothon.

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