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, aquatic resources, forestry, wildlife, and a current environmental issue. The 2019 current environmental issue is Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge and Technology to Feed the World. 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 April 13, 2019.
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. 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.
The next training will be on Saturday, March 9, 2019. This training will cover the current issue and include practice for the oral presentation.
All training information is provided in the table below. Resources may be accessed by clicking on each subject heading.
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. Station masters also provide their own study guides which are listed as additional resources under each subject. 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||(225) 771-6239|
|Soils/Land Use||Joey Breauxfirstname.lastname@example.org||(225) 922-1269|
|Wildlife||Thomas Greshamemail@example.com||(225) 765-0124|
2019 Current Issue
All study materials for the current issue are on the North American Envirothon website. Click on the Agriculture and the Environment link and Key Topic link above to view.
Oral Presentation Info
The Oral Presentation Scenario will be released the week before the competition.
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!
Envirothon is a success because of the partnership between academia, state government, and private entities to provide hands on environmental training for Louisiana students. You can help support Envirothon by becoming a financial sponsor. There are several sponsorship opportunities available including title sponsor ($5,000), major sponsor ($2,500), patron ($1,000), supporter ($500), and friend (under $500). Sponsors receive recognition on competition posters, promotional items, DEQ website, social media and through press releases. Please review the sponsorship options and decide which is best for your organization or company. In-kind contributions are also accepted. Details are listed in link below. Envirothon sponsors are partners in providing a quality environmental educational program for Louisiana students.
Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Louisiana Environmental Education Commission
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.
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