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Envirothon is June 20-22 in P.G. County

June 13, 2006

How do you measure the height of a tree from a distance? What are the five factors of soil formation? How do you measure the age of a fish?

These are some of the questions teenagers will be expected to answer at the 2006 Maryland Envirothon, a three-day outdoor natural resources competition for high school students interested in learning about the outdoors, according to the Maryland Agricultural Awareness Alliance.

The event will take place June 20-22 at the William S. Schmidt Outdoor Education Center in Prince George's County. More than 100 students from across the state will compete in five areas: soils, aquatics, wildlife, forestry and environmental issues.

The winning team will represent Maryland at the Canon International Envirothon later this summer in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

For more information, contact Beth Horsey at 410-841-5865 or visit the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation District's web site at www.mascd.net.

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Envirothon is sponsored by soil conservation districts and the State Soil Conservation Committee.

The Maryland Agricultural Awareness Alliance is a coalition of federal, state and local agricultural agencies and commodity groups dedicated to educating Marylanders on agricultural issues.

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