2016 Results

Regional Eco-Meets

Ten regional Eco-Meets were held in 2016.

Each regional event’s winners can be found below:

Ernie Miller | Hays | Hutchinson | Lawrence | Milford |  Salina | SE Kansas |SW Kansas | Wichita | Wilson

State Eco-Meet

The 2016 Kansas Eco-Meet was held on Thursday, November 3, at the Kansas Wetland Education Center and Camp Aldrich.

33 schools from across Kansas sent 29 teams and 10 individual students, with 116 students competing altogether.

Winning Teams:

1st Place: Wilson High School

L-R: Anna Criswell, Aaron Dlabal, Kyle Goldwater, Trey Fink, Coach Melanie Falcon.
Each team member received a $300 scholarship award.

2nd Place: Shawnee Mission South High School

L-R: Coach PJ Born, Megan Jenkins, Madison Goerz, Marc Almloff, Steffen Seamon
Each team member received a $200 scholarship award.

3rd Place: Goddard High School

L-R: Coach Marylee Ramsey, Cameron Boyd, Clara Towey, Sarah Tomtschik
Each team member received a $100 scholarship award.

Focus Area Winners – Tallgrass Prairie:

1st Place: Madison Goerz, Shawnee Mission South High School

L-R: Coach PJ Born and Madison Goerz
Madison received a $200 scholarship award.

2nd Place: Aaron Dlabal, Wilson High School

L-R: Coach Melanie Falcon and Aaron Dlabal
Aaron received a $100 scholarship award.

Focus Area Winners – Invertebrates:

1st Place: Aaron Dlabal, Wilson High School

L-R: Coach Melanie Falcon and Aaron Dlabal
Aaron received a $200 scholarship award.

2nd Place: Madison Goerz, Shawnee Mission South High School

L-R: Coach PJ Born and Madison Goerz
Madison received a $100 scholarship award.

Note: All past winners of the State Eco-Meets are listed in the Kansas Eco-Meet Hall of Fame!

We would like to recognize our sponsors for 2016:

  • Barton Community College of Great Bend
  • City of Great Bend
  • Nex-Tech Wireless – Hays & Lenora
  • H & B Communications – Holyrood
  • Manweiler Chevrolet – Hoisington
  • Blue Hill Gamebirds – Tipton
  • Chickadee Checkoff
  • Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms
  • Friends of Milford Nature Center
  • Kansas Chapter of the Nature Conservancy
  • Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism – Education Section
  • Kansas Wildlife Federation
  • Kansas Wildscape Foundation
  • Kansas Ornithological Society

With Assistance from:

  • Great Plains Nature Center – Wichita
  • Dillon Nature Center – Hutchinson
  • Kansas Wetlands Education Center/KDWPT – Great Bend
  • Lakewood Discovery Center – Salina
  • Southeast Kansas Nature Center/KDWPT – Galena
  • Milford Nature Center/KDWPT – Junction City
  • Wilson State Park/KDWPT – Sylvan Grove
  • Wildlife Education Services/KDWPT – Pratt