Envirothon

Local contest information:

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – East Central Regional Contest

Hayes Arboretum, Richmond, Indiana

2019 placing teams:

1st place – Team Hannah, Rossville FFA – won Indiana Envirothon State Contest and going on to NCF Envirothon contest this summer!!

2nd place – Indiana Academy

3rd place – Zionsville High School Team 2

Current Issue topic:  Agricultural and the Environment:  Knowledge and Technology to Feed the World

State Contest:  Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – Ivy Tech Campus, Noblesville, IN

NCF Envirothon 2019:  July 28-August 2, 2019 – North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

What is the Indiana Envirothon?

The Indiana Envirothon promotes environmental education to high school aged students. The goal is to raise awareness of the importance of achieving and maintaining a natural balance between the quality of life and of the environment.

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In-class curriculum is combined with hands-on field experiences to demonstrate the role people have in important environmental issues. Envirothon is an exciting, fun way for high school students to learn about the environment and the issues facing current and future generations.At the completion of each contest, students are tested on five subjects: soils/land use, aquatic ecology, wildlife, forestry, and a current environmental issue, which changes each year.Envirothon builds awareness. It helps show tomorrow’s leaders the positive and negative effects individual actions have on the environment. Youth who take part understand differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources, understand environmental interactions and interdependencies, and know who provides information that can be used in the future for their benefit.

Students have fun while becoming environmentally aware during the competition!

How Envirothon Works

Teams of five students (grades 9-12), representing a school or organization, compete at Indiana Envirothon Contests by answering questions and by studying resource problems in each of the five environmental areas which include: soils/land use, aquatic ecology, wildlife, forestry, and a current environmental issue changed annually.

For more information in the Indiana Envirothon go to:

http://iaswcd.org/events-2/envirothon/

or look for Indiana Envirothon on Facebook!!

For information on the National Conservation Foundation Envirothon go to:

http://www.envirothon.org