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LRSC Science Professor Presents at Mouse River Loop Envirothon Competition

By   Sarah Smith Warren
11/30/2015

Shaun-Prince.jpgLake Region State College Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biology, Shaun Prince, was the main presenter at the Mouse River Loop Envirothon Competition this past September. Prince was chosen by peers in her field to present the current issue for the competition, “Invasive Species: A challenge to the Environment, Economy and Society.” The competition was held at the Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge in Carpio, North Dakota.

The Envirothon Competition is a regional, state and national competition where a student team demonstrates their knowledge of environmental science and a natural resource management. Each competition focuses on four categories including soils/land use, aquatic ecology, forestry and wildlife, in addition to a current issue affecting the environmental climate. The students listen to presentations on the various topics and are given a real-life environmental issue to solve. Each team then presents a solution to the problem.

Prince, who has been teaching at Lake Region State College for 13 years, says the Envirothon Competition is a unique and real-life opportunity that engages students in critical thinking and problem-solving for environmental issues.

Cindy Duben, retired school teacher and judge for the Mouse River Loop Envirothon says Shaun did a spectacular job, “Shaun is one of the best presenters we’ve ever had. She was very excitable and explained the issue very wonderfully.” 

Prince teaches several courses each year at Lake Region State College including Environmental Science, Biology, Chemical Concepts and laboratory courses. 

Of the 16 teams who competed at the Mouse River Loop Regional event, three will go on to compete for the Envirothon state title in Medina next spring.