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24 January 2006

EPIC Hosts 2006 Regional EnviroBowl Competition Today




JSU's Environmental Policy and Information Center (EPIC) began hosting the 2006 Regional EnviroBowl Competition on Tuesday, January 24th beginning at 8 a.m. at Houston Cole Library (11th floor). The event, sponsored by Legacy, Inc. Partners in Environmental Education, tests the environmental knowledge of Alabama's high school students. Teams battle by answering questions on topics such as air quality, chemistry, ecology, forestry, geology, physics, pollution, water quality and wildlife.

This 13th annual EnviroBowl competition features six regional competitions and a statewide final. EnviroBowl is a double-elimination, question and answer competition played between two high school teams consisting of four students each. The top three teams at each regional competition will be eligible to advance to the state competition, April 21, 2006 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Birmingham. One senior participant from each regional competition will be selected to receive a $1,000 college scholarship. These scholarships will be selected by a team of Legacy volunteers and will be awarded at the state competition.

Questions for the competition are designed to test the studentsí knowledge of the environment and related fields, such as forestry, wildlife, chemistry, waste management, ecology, geology and pollution. Legacy has also introduced new questions and guidelines for this season of EnviroBowl to help improve the competition. Check out all of the new information by viewing the EnviroBowl Web page.

For more information, visit the Legacy website at www.legacyenved.org or you may call Valarie Williams in the EPIC office at 782-8010 or send e-mail to vwilliams@jsu.edu.



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