On Monday, April 20th the Big Timber FFA chapter took four members to the twentieth annual Envirothon in Lewistown, MT. The members who ventured on this journey were Brent Beley, Rachel Glavin, Caitlyn Corso, and Kelli Mack.
Envirothon helps students appreciate the environment and learn ways that they can help maintain what they have come to rely on, this is a great way to get people involved and develop a greater appreciation for the environment. Brent and Rachel are both on the Forestry Team and their skills were greatly utilized for that portion of the competition. Caitlyn and Kelli were on the Agronomy team for the past year and helped out with that component. The Envirothon team took the written test portion of the Envirothon Monday morning, followed by a presentation about Urban Forestry. The team then went to Frank Day City Park to do workshops and learn about the issues regarding urban forestry throughout this specific park. Once they got back to the fairgrounds, they had three hours to create a presentation of their five year plan as a consulting firm. This five year plan helped the city restore and improve the park within their budget. On Tuesday morning the teams presented their plans to a panel of judges and then waited for awards.
Big Timber FFA ended up taking ninth place overall and are ready to come back next year. Congratulations to the Envirothon Team on an excellent performance.