Local high school students to compete in EnviroBowl at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 25 January 2012

DOTHAN—Troy University will host the 2012 EnviroBowl competition for area high school students on Friday, Jan. 27, at the Dothan Campus.

Local students will put their knowledge of the environment to the test during the event, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Harrison Room in Malone Hall.

Sponsored by Legacy, Partners in Environmental Education, EnviroBowl is a double-elimination, question and answer competition played between high school teams consisting of four students each.

About 50 students from eight local schools will be competing. Schools participating in the tournament are:

  • Dothan High School
  • Northview High School
  • Ashford Academy
  • Headland High School
  • Abbeville Christian Academy
  • Geneva County High School
  • Straughn High School
  • Houston Academy

EnviroBowl allows high school students from around the state to exercise their knowledge of the environment. Topics covered during the competition include: air, chemistry, ecology, forestry, geology, physics, pollution, water and wildlife. Students compete as teams to determine which school has mastered the most environmental information.

The Dothan Campus competition is one of six regional competitions held across the state this month. The winning schools will compete in the state championship on March 9 at the McWane Science Center in Birmingham.

Legacy is a nonprofit organization that brings together state and federal agencies, businesses, environmental groups, associations and concerned citizens to provide comprehensive environmental education programs.