Of the 54 American and Canadian teams in July’s Canon Envirothon, only one local school made it into the top 10.
That honor went to the Charter School of Wilmington, which took ninth place in the week-long environmental education competition.
Teams completed training and testing in natural resource categories like soils and land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, and wildlife, as well as this year’s add-on topic, Nonpoint Source Pollution/Low Impact Development.
The first-, second- and third-place teams came from Missouri, Ontario and North Carolina, respectively. They and the fourth- and fifth-place teams from Ohio and New York received scholarship prizes and Canon products.