Envirothon Educational Resource Materials
Arkansas Envirothon Educational Resource Materials
2014 Area Arkansas Envirothon Dates
2014 Arkansas State Envirothon Contest
Submission deadline for 2014 registration is SEPTEMBER 27TH.
ATTN COACHES: You must bring a release form for each team member to the state contest to be eligible for competition!!
"Congratulations to this team as the overall winner of the 2013 AR Envirothon. They will travel to Montana State University in Bozeman, MT August 4-9, 2013 to represent our state at the North American competition"
Team sponsors and coaches train and test students in five natural resource areas: soils, aquatics, forestry, wildlife, and a current environmental issue such as wetlands management, groundwater, fire, or pesticides.
Envirothon teams, throughout the school year take an in depth look at wildlife, aquatic life, forestry, soils, and current environmental issues. The spirit of competition, which motivates athletes, drives successful businesses, and develops new ideas also motivates young citizens. In competing in the Envirothon, not only do students learn about their state's natural resources, problems and solutions, they also learn about team building, communications, and conservation partnerships.
The payoff for conservation districts, and all participating natural resource agencies or organizations, is a more aware and concerned citizenry in the future. The environment can only benefit from this educational effort. County and state competitors are restricted to students in grades 9-12. However, there is nothing in the by-laws that prevents school districts from establishing an environmental contests for all grade levels as training for the senior high competitions.
Each of the seven state conservation areas are eligible to
enter teams of five students in the Arkansas Envirothon competition. The
number of teams from an area that advance to the state competition will
depend upon the level of interest/participation from each conservation area.
As needed, the districts set up a local, area-level competition to decide
which teams advance, with a maximum of 20 teams competing at the state
level. A limit of two teams from a single school may advance to the state
competition, which is generally held in November of each year. Students
challenge their knowledge in a problem-solving competition that entails
"hands on" involvement with natural resource information. The state
competition is held over a period of two days. In addition to 5 written,
field-station tests, which cover the 5 study areas, they must give an oral
presentation, as a team, where they form possible solutions to a realistic
environmental problem dealing with the
Training Guidelines cover what you are expected to know at the International North American Envirothon competition. The different sections contain the study materials. If you have any suggestions or comments, please click on the Your Comment section below to let us know.
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For additional information about the Envirothon Program in Arkansas, contact:
Debbie Moreland, Envirothon President
The Envirothon Program is offered and operated on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or physical/mental challenges.