HANDBOOK FOR 2017-18 ENVIROTHON:
The Envirothon is the ultimate environmental education experience. Participants must, over the course of several months of study, prepare themselves for testing in these five areas:
- Soils/land use
- Aquatic ecology
- The year’s current environmental issue – 2018 Rangeland Ecology
Designed to foster cooperation and teamwork, five-member teams are tested not only on their knowledge in the topic areas, but also on their ability to apply that knowledge to solve real-life problems. Problem-solving and teamwork are skills that will enhance the participants’ ability to take leadership roles after high school or college, no matter what their chosen field or career.
How to Compete
Click on this link to download the 2017-18 Envirothon Handbook. 2017-18 ENVIROTHON HANDBOOK FINAL
- Identify an advisor who is interested in starting an Envirothon Program.
- Form a Mississippi Envirothon Team (five students and one alternate).
- Have Team/Teams train in the five areas: (Learning Objectives for each area are provided in the handbook)
- Aquatic Ecology
- Soils/Land Use
- Current Issue (changes from year-to-year)
- Register for the Mississippi Envirothon Area Competition. Five top teams at the Area Competition – plus the top FFA team – will proceed to the Mississippi Envirothon State Competition.
- The top teams at the Mississippi Envirothon State Competition will receive scholarships. Their advisor will receive a cash award.
- The Mississippi Envirothon State Winner will receive assistance toward a trip to the National Conservation Foundation, NCF-Envirothon Competition to be held at Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, July 22-July 26, 2018.
HANDBOOK FOR 2017-18 ENVIROTHON 2017-18 ENVIROTHON HANDBOOK FINAL
ADDITIONAL STUDY SOURCES FOR RANGELAND ECOLOGY:
OXFORD HIGH SCHOOL ENVIROTHON TEAM: (left to right)
Siena Cizdziel, Joanna Bu, Raina Woolworth, Sadie Pasco-Pranger and Calendula Cheng. Photo by Chelsey Gazaway.