Maine State Envirothon Held at University of Maine 

High school students from all over Maine brought their boots, brains and outdoor skills to the University of Maine Thursday.They were vying for the Maine state Envirothon title.High school students from across the state arrived at the University of Maine to compete in the Envirothon competition.Nokomis Regional High School student Autumn Silk just might have an edge over other students.”My family has always been very outdoorsy and that’s definitely helped me here.”Silk says she’s been looking forward to the competition.”Fun being outdoors and observing different animals.”She thinks the soil category is going to be the most difficult of the day.At this station, students had a pit where they had to identify the different types of soil.While Silk expects it to be challenging, she says it’s all a part of the competition.”Encourages them to not only be competitive by broaden their horizons with different aspects in regards to nature.”Kendra Lyman from Livermore Falls High School, says her group was definitely challenged, but overall she’s happy with their work.”Today I think we’ve done pretty good. I don’t know if it’s as good of a performance as last time but the questions were more difficult here too so maybe in relativity we’ve done the same just the questions are different.”The Envirothon has been taking place since 1990.The group that organizes the event says the competition has expanded each year.Tish Carr of the Maine Association of Conservation Districts says the competition gives students the opportunity to show off what they’ve been working on all year.”Put in a tremendous amount of effort and this is kind of like the icing on the cake.”