Envirothon

2020 Area 1 Envirothon

April 22, 2020

Kalida Fish & Game Club (Putnam County)
16415 OH-694, Ottawa, OH 45875

What is It?

The Envirothon is a multi-disciplinary, environmental problem-solving culminating a series of annual competitions.

Teams made up of five high school students (grades 9-12) train and compete in the areas of soils, aquatics, wildlife, forestry, and current environmental issues at regional, state and national levels.

Purpose

 The Envirothon is a competitive, academic outdoor event for high school students. The program has a number of goals and objectives, including:

  • to promote greater awareness of natural resources and environmental issues

  • to heighten understanding of the interrelationships between plants, animals, humans and the environment they share

  • to increase student interest in further environmental and natural history study

  • to celebrate the spirit of competition and excellence

  • to encourage young people to become action oriented members of society

  • to interest students to explore natural resource environmental careers

By preparing for and participating in the Envirothon, students will develop interpersonal skills by working with other student team members in cooperative decision making and problem solving.

The Envirothon program originated in Pennsylvania in 1979 as a hands-on, outdoor competition to test high school students’ knowledge of natural resources and environmental issues. The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts sponsored it. In 1988, the original name, Enviro-Olympics was changed to Envirothon.

 The program has grown every year since the 1988 competition in Pennsylvania when just three states competed to the thirty-two states and three Canadian provinces participating in the 1996 national competition held in Nebraska.

Nova Scotia hosted the 2000 National Envirothon.

How do we get our school involved?

Paulding SWCD is pleased to sponor the registration for four (4) teams in Paulding County!

Simply contact Patrick Troyer or Anna Gurney and we will be happy to get you all the registration information as well as answer any questions you may have!

For contest information and study materials, visit https://www.area1envirothon.org/ 

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