2009 Texas Envirothon

John Cooper School

Students on the winning team are Varsha Reddy, Andrew Ghazi, Ranjeet Paul, Alex Valderrama, and Kevin Bennett, pictured here with Dr. Shad Nelson, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Tina Davies, adviser, and Marc Bartoskewitz, King Ranch. The team will represent Texas at the Canon Envirothon competition to be held in Asheville, N.C.

The John Cooper School Takes First Place at the 2009 Texas Envirothon

The Texas Envirothon was held April 4 through 6, 2009 at Texas A&M Kingsville and The King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas. The overall winner is the John Cooper School Team A. College Park Academy of Science and Technology Team B was second place while Clear Lake High School took third place. The John Cooper School - Team A will represent Texas at the Canon Envirothon competition to be held in Asheville, N.C., on August 2 through 8.

In addition to the overall winners, awards were given to the top scoring teams on the field/written exam by topic and for the top team in the oral presentations. The winners were John Cooper – Team A in Aquatics, Wildlife, and Current Issue; Rio Hondo – Team B in Soils; Clear Lake High School in Forestry, and College Park Academy of Science and Technology – Team B in the Oral Presentation.

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Sponsors

  • Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts
  • Canon USA
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Eastman Outdoors Texas
  • Environmental Institute of Houston, University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority
  • Harris County Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Montgomery County Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Richardson Environmental Action League - Richardson, TX
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Texas A&M University/Extension
  • Texas Association for Environmental Education
  • Texas Association of Environmental Professionals
  • Texas Discovery Gardens
  • Texas Forest Service
  • Texas Forestry Association
  • Shell Oil Company – Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching
  • Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Hosts

  • Texas A&M Kingsville
  • King Ranch

Resources

  Teacher Workshop Presentations
 
  Participating Schools
 

Ten schools for a total of 14 teams participated in the competition.

  • Clear Lake High School, Houston
  • College Park Academy of Science and Technology, The Woodlands
  • Dobie High School, Pasadena
  • Klein Collins High School, Spring
  • The Monarch School, Houston
  • Moody High School, Corpus Christi
  • Rio Hondo High School, Rio Hondo
  • John Cooper High School, The Woodlands
  • John Tyler High School, Tyler
  • Westside High School, Houston
Contact
  • Texas Envirothon

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    Email: reistle@uhcl.edu

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    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 540
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

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