The Bladderpol Squad, winning CAE 2023 team from Pacific Palisades,
placed 7th overall at the International Envirothon!
2023 California Envirothon winning team is the Bladderpod Squad from Palisades Charter High School, Pacific Palisades.
Students include Carter Yean, Shawna Ashley, Aaron Gomperts, Jessie Rosen and Jaden Rahmani; Steve Engelmann, teacher advisor.
They advanced to the National Conservation Foundation’s International Envirothon at Mount Allison University in Tantramar (formerly Sackville), New Brunswick, Canada, on July 23 – 29.
California Envirothon – 2024 Event
Current Issue: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future
The California Envirothon is a natural resources and environmental competition for teams of high school students (grades 9-12) and youth organizations such as 4-H clubs.
Youth (ages 14-19) are provided resources to study the key areas of soils, wildlife, forestry, aquatic ecosystems, and the annual current study topic (e.g., climate change).
The teams are tested on their comprehension, critical thinking, and understanding of natural resources conservation, stewardship, and environmental protection.
CAE also extends its scope to include Native and Indigenous peoples and the close relationships with their culture and traditions to the environment. CAE offers youth the opportunity to learn the skills and tools necessary to create a path to success: collaborative team work, public speaking, and the willingness to learn new ideas.