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News | Apr 1, 2022

USDAN TO HOST ANNUAL LONG ISLAND REGIONAL ENVIROTHON FOR NASSAU AND SUFFOLK TEENS

Winners of LI Regional Envirothon

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts today announced that they will be hosting the 24th annual Long Island Regional Envirothon on April 27, 2022 on their campus in Wheatley Heights, NY.

The annual event is Long Island's premier environmental studies program for high school students in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. This year’s event, coordinated by the Nassau and Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, will assemble students from across Suffolk and Nassau counties on Usdan’s 140-acre wooded campus, which hosts arts camp programs for students ages 5 to 18 each summer. Teams of five students (each under the supervision of a school advisor) compete to answer questions focused on five subject areas: aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and a current issue, which changes annually. Each member of the winning team from each county receives a $500 scholarship and moves on to participate in the New York State Envirothon.

Usdan last hosted the event in 2018. “Usdan is excited to be partnering once more with the amazing leaders of the Suffolk and Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation Districts on this meaningful project for students”, said Lauren Brandt Schloss, Usdan’s Executive Director. “So much has changed since we last hosted the event – the urgency of young people being involved in the Climate Crisis has heightened and what has always been an important project has now become an urgent one. We are proud to provide a space in which students can find positive solutions in a fun and beautiful environment.”

“The Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District is excited to be co-hosting the 2022 Long Island Regional Envirothon” said Derek Betts, Nassau County District Manager. “This event allows us to safeguard Long Island’s natural beauty by educating young minds on the importance of environmental conservation and stewardship, helping to ensure that future generations can enjoy all Long Island has to offer.”

Team registration is open for the event and can be found at longislandenvirothon.org.

Schools currently participating include:

  • Division Avenue High School – Levittown
  • Harborfields High School – Greenlawn
  • Great Neck North High School – Great Neck
  • Great Neck South High School – Great Neck
  • Farmingdale High School – Farmingdale
  • General Douglas MacArthur High School – Levittown
  • Chaminade High School – Mineola
  • Garden City High School – Garden City