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Calhoun Falls Competes at 2006 Canon Envirothon in Winnipeg, Manitoba

2006 Envirothon Winners: Pat Shea, Matthew Dorn, Cody Brown, Hunter Cooper, and Rachel Brandt

Students from Calhoun Falls in Abbeville County traveled to Winnipeg, Canada to compete in the Canon Envirothon competition. The chosen topic for this year’s competition was Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate. The Calhoun Falls team scored the highest at the state competition held in May, and congregated with other first place teams from 44 states and 8 Canadian Provinces to compete at the North American level.

The University of Manitoba played host to almost 500 students and their state chaperones. Upon their arrival at the Winnipeg International Airport, the students loaded their luggage and headed for the university in style…a limousine was actually a more affordable means of transportation for 7 people than two taxis!

Cody, Hunter, Rachel, Pat and Matthew

The schedule was tight the whole week with registration, the opening ceremony and trading session on Sunday, team training on Monday and Tuesday, testing on Wednesday, oral presentation preparation on Thursday, giving of oral presentations Friday morning, top five oral presentations given to the whole body Friday afternoon, the awards banquet Friday night, followed by the dance, and departures Saturday. Whew!

The students were able to socialize and learn about Winnipeg and its history in between the work and studying. Tours were scheduled so that students would be able to get a taste of "Friendly Manitoba" and its culture.

Photograph Gallery of 2006 Canon Envirothon in Manitoba, Canada

Students arrive at Winnipeg International Airport Limousine ride to the university Matthew Dorn carries the state flag at the opening ceremony Members of the First Nation bless the competition Team photo on the university's commons University of Manitoba Admin. Building Castle-like architecture Another university building The university sits in a bend of the Red River The Red River flows south to north Students tour the museum Not so far removed from early hunters! Training on GPS units at Oak Hammock Interpretive Center Searching for macroinvertebrates at Oak Hammock Training on marsh plants Boardwalk into marsh Fort Whyte bison herd TeePee at Fort Whyte The Sun Stone at the Forks The Sun Stone Story A Sod House The rock said to bestow balance Wood ducks at Fort Whyte Advisors canoe 27k of the Red River! Team Coach Calvert Sherard The team before the closing ceremonies The ladies before the banquet Seated at the banquet The dance with music by 'Men in Kilts!' Pat Shea gave some dance lessons

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