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Watson-Brown to play host to eco-event

The Watson-Brown Foundation will play host to the Seventh Annual Middle School Eco-Meet competition on Friday, May 4, at its campus on Tom Watson Way in Thomson.

Team registration runs through April 19 and is limited to 30 teams comprised of middle school students from Georgia and South Carolina. Registration will be open to teams within the CSRA until March 14, after which time registration will be open to all teams within Georgia and South Carolina. A team consists of three to four students in grades six through eight. The registration fee is $25 per team.

The Eco-Meet was developed by the CSRA Environmental Science Education Cooperative (ESEC) to promote enthusiasm and excellence in environmental education. The Eco-Meet is modeled after the high school Envirothon. It brings students together to learn about the environment and compete in a variety of fun and challenging hands-on activities. The Eco-Meet challenge will include topics on wetlands, fire science, fish habitat, bird biology, weather, and archaeology.

To register, contact Michelle Zupan, 2007 Eco-Meet coordinator, at 1-877-595-9777 or via email For more information on the Eco-Meet and the CSRA-ESEC, visit the website at

The ESEC is a local non-profit organization consisting of 26 Federal, state, county, and non-profit agencies within the CSRA. The common mission of this group is to promote the CSRA as a center of excellence in environmental science education and to provide information and access to programs for the community to become more effective environmental stewards through science education, research, technology and public outreach.

Web posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007

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