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2021 Envirothon!

May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm

WHAT IS ENVIROTHON?

Alberta Envirothon is held yearly in May The Alberta Envirothon is a high school competition where teams compete on their knowledge of environmental science and natural resources through a series of field stations, written tests and an oral presentation of the team’s solution to a complex environmental issue. One team is crowned provincial champion and is eligible to represent Alberta at the NCF Envirothon (international competition).

 

The competition is centred on four categories and a changing annual theme:

  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Forestry
  • Soils and Land Use
  • Wildlife
  • Annual themes relate to current issues: water management, agriculture, rangeland, soil and water conservation, invasive species, urban forests, non point source pollution or groundwater protection.

 

The purpose of the Alberta Envirothon is to develop knowledgeable, skilled and
dedicated citizens who are enabled to solve complex environmental issues, act
as stewards of the environment and have a desire to learn more about the environment
and natural resources management.

 

WHY PARTICIPATE?

Students will:

  • explore the outdoors and take part in hands-on learning
  • participate in workshops, learning directly from subject matter experts
  • learn about careers in environmental science and natural resources
  • earn up to two high school CTS credits
  • enhance teamwork and problem solving skills
  • practice public speaking and presentation skills
  • earn cash prizes:
  • 1st place = $1000
  • 2nd place = $500
  • 3rd place = $250

Teachers also benefit! Envirothon:

  • is an effective educational tool that reinforces classroom curriculum and can be connected to a variety of curriculum topics
  • connects classroom learning with hands-on fieldwork
  • sets up networking opportunities with like-minded teachers and PD opportunities with environmental professionals

Visit www.albertaenvirothon.org
for registration deadlines

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