Lake Success, NY—Canon USA announced that five-member teams of students from Wantagh High School and Sachem North High School won the 2012 Long Island Envirothon.
“Canon would like to congratulate the winning teams and wish them the best of luck in the next round of the Envirothon competition next month,” said Bunji Yano, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon USA. “It is very reassuring to know there are so many bright students dedicated to the preservation of our natural resources.”
The Long Island Envirothon, a daylong event at the Usdan Center for Creative and Performing Arts in Wheatley Heights, New York, is one of North America’s largest environmental education competitions. Participating students learn about their natural surroundings as well as environmental conservation and sustainable development. Both the Nassau and Suffolk County Soil & Water Conservation Districts coordinate the Long Island Regional Envirothon in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
This year’s focus was on Nonpoint Source Pollution/Low-Impact Development, and 38 teams rotated between subject stations and answered in-depth questions pertaining to this topic.
The two first-place teams from Nassau and Suffolk counties received Canon PowerShot cameras and a Canon printer for their schools. The winning teams also received a total of $500 in scholarships and paid registration and transportation to compete in the New York State Envirothon at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. usa.canon.com