Six youth from Grant County took part in the South Dakota Envirothon Friday, March 11, on the campus of South Dakota State University in Brookings. The locals earned second place.
Team members were Jared Storms, Danielle Kasuske, Ethan Bohn, Katie Mogen, Kylee Mogen, Antonia Block. The youth were coached by Kristi Mogen, Linda Simons, and Sara Koepke.
“The team was responsible for developing an outreach effort that would be used to slow the spread of aquatic nuisance species (ANS),” explained Koepke, Grant County 4-H Educator. “They discussed the background of ANS, methods of controlling, and how to increase awareness.”
The South Dakota Envirothon is an environmental science competition for teams of high school students. Teams compete in knowledge and skills related to soil, water, forestry, and wildlife. They also give a presentation before a panel of judges on a current issue which is selected annually by the North American Envirothon national office.
The South Dakota Envirothon is coordinated by the South Dakota Discovery Center in partnership with the Belle Fourche River Watershed Partnership.