Despite a reschedule, the Fall 2018 Envirothon workshop at UMass Amherst was a success!
Almost all the original presenters and teams were able to be there! 202 students and 34 coaches from 20 teams (Acton-Boxborough, Bedford, Bristol Aggie, Brockton, Central, David Prouty, Doherty, Fitchburg, Greenfield, Innovation, Leicester, Lexington, Monty Tech, Newton North, Oliver Ames, PVRS, Quabbin, Reading, Shepherd Hill, and SABIS) as well as 8 members of the USDA APHIS crew attended.
Massachusetts Envirothon wishes to thank the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the support that has made this event possible. In particular, we are grateful for the funding, time, and expertise provided by:
UMass College of Natural Sciences (CNS) (http://www.cns.umass.edu/)
UMass School of Earth & Sustainability (https://www.umass.edu/ses/), particularly
UMass Extension/Center for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (http://ag.umass.edu/extension-outreach)
15 unique sessions were offered (Final Agenda here)
Marion Larson from MassWildlife talks about Wild for Food
Mary Bell from UMass Amherst discusses the Food Recovery Hierarchy and eating “ugly” veggies
And our first ever (not your average) Resource Fair during lunch:
(not your average) Resource Fair featuring UMass student farmers, Cabot Co-op, USDA/NRCS and Mass Ag in the Classroom among others
We hope you’ll join us at our Winter Workshop on Feb 8, 2019 at Mt Wachusett Community College in Gardner.