The PHHS Eco-Spartans of Grace Demill, Christa Mills, Arjun Vaid, Christopher Hamilton and Dionne Benjamins were the
Durham Regional Envirothon Champions.
They wrote quizzes and performed tasks in 4 areas – Aquatics, Forestry, Soils and Wildlife. They also prepared an 8 minute presentation on Urban Forestry followed by a 2 minute question period and they rocked!!
They came away with top marks in the SOIL and FORESTRY sections plus won the URBAN FORESTRY Presentation.
May 20th to May 23rd they travel to Sir Sandford Fleming College in Lindsay to compete in the Provincial Envirothon.
On May 7th,Students from the PHHS Aboriginal Studies class learned how to protect and improve nesting habitat of turtles.
Students travelled to the Alderville Black Oak Savanna~and then went to Vimy Ridge on the shore of Rice Lake where they learned more about the "Turtle Project", hear teachings form Elder Jeff Beaver, Research and Restoration Coordinator for Alderville First Nation Black Oak Savanna.
~There were also demos from the Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre on how aquatic and benthic sampling is done.