On April 29-30, five Morgan FFA members competed in the Utah Envirothon at the Bear River Bird Refuge. The members of the Envirothon team were the following: Nate Buchanan, Isaac Cannon, Danielle Morgan, Megan Stapley, Brittney Visage, and Megan Haslam as their coach.
Envirothon is a two day competition focused on Natural Resources. The first day the team presented an oral presentation on a Natural Resource topic specific to the Bear River Bird Refuge that focuses on management practices.
The second day the team rotated through five different stations: Forestry, Soils, Wildlife, Estuaries, and Aquatics. At each station they were taught by experts in the field about the specific needs of the refuge, then combined the information from experts and their knowledge.
Prior to competition, they worked as a team to complete a test at each focus area. After all the participating teams had taken the five tests, the state graded the tests and gave an award to the three top teams that placed the highest. The Morgan team didn’t place, but learned a lot for their first time and look forward to competing again next year.
The Morgan Soil Conservation District paid the competition fee that enabled the Envirothon team to compete. The donation by the Conservation District was very appreciated by those who participated. The students said, “We couldn’t have done it without them and are grateful for their support.”