2014 Training Information

Training:  February 1st:  9AM-12PM Baton Rouge:  LDEQ HQ-Galvez Bldg.  602 North 5th Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802

All training information is provided below.  All resources can also be found on the North American Envirothon website by following this link:

http://www.envirothon.org/curriculum-guidelines.html

Focus should be placed on the  key point links below.  Additional resources are also listed below that may help gain a better understanding of topics including the Georgia specific info that will be the focus at the national competition:  http://www.envirothon.org/current-competition.html

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.  

Aquatics

Station Contact:  Greg Waldron:  gregory.waldron@la.gov/ 225-219-3890 

Aquatics Ecology

Key Point 1—Abiotic factors
Key Point 2—Biotic factors
Key Point 3—Aquatic Environments
Key Point 4—Water Protection and Conservation

Additional Aquatics Guide 

Aquatic macroinvertebrate handout 

2014/GeorgiaWaterResources.pdf      Pages 9-13, 25-27

2014/Water_Treatment_Brochure.pdf

Forestry

Station Contact:  TBA

Forestry

Key Point 1—PhysiologyofTrees2.pdf

Key Point 2—Forest Ecology
Key Point 3—Sustainable Forest Management
Key Point 4—Trees as an Important Renewable Resource

2014/Georgias_Forest_Study_Guide_Final_Draft_7-1-13_by_KMI_JJ_KM.pdf

 Additional Resources

-Entomology

-Tree Identification

-Other resources

 

Soils/Land Use

Station Contact:  Joey Breaux:  joey_b@ldaf.state.la.us/ 225-922-1269  

Soils/Land Use

Key Point 1—Physical Properties of Soil and Soil Formation
Key Point 2—Soil Ecosystems
Key Point 3—Chemical Properties of Soil and Soil
Key Point 4—Soil Conservation and Land Use Management
Key Point 5—Web soil surveys & Soil Surveys
Additional Resources

Additional Soils Guide

Resources:

www.forestry-suppliers.com

www.benmeadows.com

www.nacdnet.org

www.swcs.org

www.soils.org

 

2014/Soil_Test_Handbook_for_Georgia_appended.pdf

 

 

Wildlife

Station Contact:  Venise Ortego:  vortego@wlf.louisiana.gov/ 337-948-0255

Wildlife

Key Point 1—Knowledge of Wild Birds, Mammals and Herps
Key Point 2—Wildlife Ecology
Key Point 3—Conservation and Management of Wildlife
Key Point 4—Issues Involving Wildlife and Society

Wildlife Study Guide

Additional Resources 

2014/Georgia_game_species.pdf

2014/WildlifeID_Techniques_Combined.pdf

 

Current Topic:  Sustainable Local Agriculture/Locally Grown

2014 Current Topic Learning Objectives (Click Here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Current Topic Resources: 

 

Additional 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

http://www.usda.gov/documents/1-Whatandwhy.pdf 

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. 

 

 

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