2017 Results

Regional Eco-Meets

Ten regional Eco-Meets were held in 2017.

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 2017 Kansas Eco-Meet was held on Thursday, November 2, at Camp Webster.

20 schools, 29 teams, and 112 students competed at the statewide competition.

11 students from 6 additional schools participated as individuals.

Winning Teams

1st Place: Shawnee Mission South Team A

L-R: Hannah Klein, Lauren Bridson, Madison Goerz, Max Ramsay, and Coach PJ Born.
Each team member received a $300 scholarship award.

2nd Place: Shawnee Mission South Team B

L-R: Reagan Christie, Jack Householder, Joseph Ward, Harper Peck, and Coach PJ Born.
Each team member received a $200 scholarship award.

3rd Place: Blue Valley North

L-R: Victoria Gaa, Asmika Behere, Mira Bhagat, Jackie Perry, and Coach Chris Ollig.
Each team member received a $100 scholarship award.

 

Herpetology Individual Winners:

1st Place: Colton Farra, Dodge City High School A

Coach Jeff Calhoun with Colton Farra.
Colton received a $200 scholarship award.

2nd Place: Cassie Wells, Dodge City High School A

Coach Jeff Calhoun with Cassie Wells.
Cassie received a $100 scholarship award.

Tallgrass Prairie Individual Winners:

1st Place: Victoria Gaa, Blue Valley North

Victoria Gaa with Coach Chris Ollig.
Victoria received a $200 scholarship award.

2nd Place: Sarah Tomtschik, Goddard High School Blue

Sarah Tomtschik with Coach Marylee Ramsay.
Sarah 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 2017:

  • Kansas Wildscape Foundation
  • KDWPT Wildlife Education Service
  • The Nature Conservancy, Kansas Chapter
  • The Kansas Ornithological Society
  • The Kansas Herpetological Society
  • Salina Area Chamber of Commerce/Visit Salina
  • Barton Community College
  • Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms
  • Friends of Milford Nature Center
  • Friends of Great Plains Nature Center
  • Manweiler Chevrolet of Hoisington
  • The Kansas Native Plant Society
  • Smoky Hills Audubon Society
  • Chickadee Checkoff Program
  • Goodwin Sporting Goods – Hays
  • Mid America Awards – Salina

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
  • K-State Extention – Junction City
  • NRCS – Manhattan
  • Smoky Hills Audubon – Salina
  • Kansas Chapter of the Nature Conservancy – Ellinwood