All training information is provided below. All resources can also be found on the North American Envirothon Current Competition page by following this link:
Focus should be placed on the links below. Additional resources are also listed below that may help gain a better understanding of topics.
Station masters are available on an ongoing basis to assist teams in preparing for the competition. Feel free to contact them at the email addresses and phone numbers listed below.
Station Contact: Greg Waldron: firstname.lastname@example.org/ 225-219-3890
Additional Aquatics Guide
Aquatic macroinvertebrate handout
Station Contact: Whitney Wallace: email@example.com/ 225-952-8018
Station Contact: Joey Breaux: firstname.lastname@example.org/ 225-922-1269
Additional Soils Guide
Station Contact: Venise Ortego: email@example.com/ 337-948-0255
Wildlife Study Guide
Current Topic: Sustainable Local Agriculture/Locally Grown
2014 Current Topic Learning Objectives (Click Here)
2014 Current Topic Resources:
1. Building Soils for Better Crops pages 3-129, 187-203
2. What is Sustainable Ag-Whole Farm Approach to Manage Insects - 20 pages
3. What and Why of Local Food Systems - 16 pages
4. Agro Forestry: Sustaining Native Bee Habitat for Crop Pollination - 4 pages
5. Clean-Energy-Farming (Pages 1-15)
Sustainable Local Agriculture /Locally Grown
In recent years a strong movement has emerged to redefine agriculture from the perspective of its sustainability (ability to be productively replicated in future generations) and its interconnection with its immediate environment. The movement has brought focus not only to these connections but to the profitability of small farms, the practicality of individuals growing their own food, and the environmental and economic benefits of obtaining food that has been produced locally.