WHAT IS ENVIROTHON?
The Louisiana Envirothon is an environmental problem-solving competition for students in grades 6-12. Teams train and compete by demonstrating their knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management. The competition focuses on five natural resource areas: soils and land use, acquatic resources, forestry, wildlife, and a current environmental issue. The 2018 current environmental issue is Western Rangeland Maangement: Balancing Diverse Views. Teams also present a solution to an environmental problem related to the current issue in an oral presentation. This year's competition will be held on March 10, 2018.
HOW DO YOU PREPARE?
Test preparation is on your own. However, Louisiana Envirothon will hold training sessions where team members and advisors can meet with station masters. Dates will be announced soon. Teams will listen to presentations and participate in hands-on demonstrations in the 6 subject areas as well as practice for the oral presentation. Station masters and other subject experts are available on an ongoing basis to assist teams in preparing for the competition.
All training information is provided below. All resources can also be found on the North American Envirothon website by following this link: http://www.envirothon.org/the-competition/curriculum-guidelines.
Focus should be placed on the key points for each subject area. Each subject has learning objectives as well as suggested resources which contain fact sheets and other documents that you can study. Additional resources are also listed below that may help gain a better understanding of topics. Station masters are available to answer questions and assist teams in preparing for the competition. Feel free to contact them at the email addresses and phone numbers listed below.
|Aquatics||Greg Waldronfirstname.lastname@example.org||(225) 219-3890|
|Forestry||Dr. Chris Chappelleemail@example.com|
|Soils/Land Use||Joey Breauxfirstname.lastname@example.org||(225) 922-1269|
|Wildlife||Venise Ortegoemail@example.com||(337) 948-025|
All study materials for the current issue are on the North American Envirothon website. Click on the Western Rangeland Management link above to view.
WHAT HAPPENS ON COMPETITION DAY?
During the competition, teams will rotate through a series of stations managed by natural resource specialists in the five topic areas. At each station, team members will be given a written test to complete. Each test is taken as a team with each team member participating in answering the questions. The team with the highest overall score wins.
The 2017 1st Place Winning Team: Episcopal Middle School
Click here to view Current and Past Winners!
WHY GET INVOLVED WITH ENVIROTHON?
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED WITH ENVIROTHON?
Organize a team! Five students who are from the same school or are associated with an organized group (i.e. FFA, 4-H, science club, etc...). The team registration fee is $50.
Become a sponsor! Sponsors receive recognition on competition posters, promotional items, DEQ website, social media and through press releases.
Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Louisiana Environmental Education Commission
LSU College of Engineering Diversity Initiatives
LSU School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences
LSU Superfund Basic Research Program
Southern University and A&M College- Urban Forestry Program
INTERESTED? CONTACT US!If you are interested in participating in Envirothon or becoming a financial sponsor, please contact Envirothon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-219-0877.