Dear Quiz Night Teams, Guests, Volunteers and Staff,
With the rising concern for the safety in our community we are postponing SYRCL’s Quiz Night until travel and exposure of COVID-19 has settled down. The safety of our supporters, volunteers, friends and family is our priority. We have rescheduled Quiz Night for Friday, May 15th (same time and location). We will send additional details in the coming weeks as community conditions improve. Please feel free to reach out if you have additional questions and concerns. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Sincerely, Daniel Belshe

Quiz Night is an annual fundraiser for SYRCL’s Youth Environmentalist of the Year and year-round River Education programs. The scholarship is awarded each June to a graduating high school senior who has demonstrated a commitment to the environment. Since 2002, eighteen $4,000 scholarships have been awarded to local students. Scholarship Details

Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship Recipients

2019: Jacob Crooks  |  2018: Anya Cooper-Hynell  |  2017: Junet Bedayn  |  2016: Delphine Giffith
2015: Evan DesJardins  |  2014:  Sean Anderson  |  2013:  Anna Weixelman
2012:  Luz Brown  |  2011:  Jade Won Golder  |  2010:  Anna Daggett
2009:  Hannah Limov  |  2008:  Anna Harris  |  2007:  April McGrath  |  2006:  Liana Campus
2005:  Nate Rosenbloom  |  2004:  Myfanwy Rowlands  |  2003:  Alexis Bloom  |  2002:  Joan Dudney

On Friday, March 8, 2019 twenty-four teams vied for the prized title—Champions of the Brains of Nevada County Quiz Night. After more than three hours of laughter, mind-bending trivia, and conviviality, the cream of the crop rose to the top. The KnowBuddies, for the fourth time, clinched the title and claimed their place at the front of the pack. The Wise Crackers got the “Most Spirited” award, and Daniel’s Birthday Baboons received the coveted prize for lowest score.

This event is certainly a night to be remembered, with competition, wild costumes and team spirit.

SYRCL thanks our incredible volunteers who made this one of our most memorable nights:

  • Hostess with the Mostess  – Janet Cohen
  • Sound – Chris Towne
  • Setup Team – Leni Barker & Judith Lancaster
  • Scorekeepers – Erin Minett, Peter Minett, Carolyn Jones, Diane Christ, Cheryl Gordon, Linda Newman, Miriam Limov, Brenda Igler, Carlyle Miller
  • Runners – Lisa Bonham, Janis Desanti, Leni Barker, Kevin Krulikowski, Joe Limov, Kaitlyn Chow, Mary Menconi
  • Food Angels & Kitchen – Don Feil & Rorie Lin Gotham
  • Bartenders – Charmaine Dudevoir, Skylar Silva, Nicole Tomasetti

Below are a few of the wild moments captured at the 2019 It’s a Wildlife Quiz Night.
Photos by Andrea Tineo.