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The Envirothon is a dynamic hands-on Environmental Education Program for high school students. Teams of students who wish to compete in the state-level Envirothon competition explore different natural resource related topics throughout the school year, including soils, forestry, aquatics, wildlife ecology and current environmental issues. As they strengthen their background in natural resources, students practice working in teams, considering information and differing viewpoints to reach a decision through consensus and teamwork. One of the purposes of this program is to encourage students to become better-informed, active participants in natural resource management decisions and problem-solving.
The team advisor or "coach" facilitates team preparation for the competition. The Environthon sponsors offer training and study guides for the preparation. Organized training sessions give students the opportunity to meet a wide range of professionals working in environmentally-related fields. Hands on activities outlined in the educational study guide acquaint students with the Envirothon testing format.
The study guide can also be used to supplement regular lesson plans or added to a resource library. Preparation for the Envirothon will help teachers meet New Jersey Core Curriculum content Standards in Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.
All forms must be submitted by April 1, 2013 to Richard Belcher, Envirothon Coordinator
"Sustainable Rangeland Management: Achieving a balance between Traditional Agricultural Uses with Non-Agricultural uses on Montana Rangelands"
Envirothon is sponsored by:
NJ Department of Agriculture
NJ State Soil Conservation Committee
NJ Association of Conservation Districts
USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
NJ Conservation District Employees Association
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Rutgers Cooperative Extension
NJ Soil Conservation Districts