GRANVILLE — Several members of the Fredericktown FFA chapter participated in the Area 3 Envirothon contests at Infirmary Mound Park, just south of Granville in Licking County.
Participants for this activity had the opportunity to learn more about the different aspects of a natural environment by attending different stations that each dealt with a different environmental topic. Topics included wildlife and invasive species, soil analysis, current environmental issues, and forestry. Teams were allotted 30 minutes for each station and rotated between stations. Each station was led by an adult volunteer who would explain a few key parts of their topic and give a short demonstration.
After that, the teams answered questions regarding what was discussed for each topic to test their knowledge and what was on display and help them prepare for the Area 3 competition coming up. All of the teams did well and the participants learned a lot about their environment. Fredericktown had two teams competing — The Blue team and the Gold team. The Gold team placed 11th overall and the Blue Team placed 23rd overall.