Envirothon

 

Congratulations to the 2020 1st Place Team: Caddo Parish Magnet High School- The Gretas!

 

Click here to view Current and Past Winners!  

 

WHAT IS ENVIROTHON?

The Louisiana Envirothon is an environmental problem-solving competition for students in grades 6-12. Teams train and compete by demonstrating their knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management. The competition focuses on five natural resource areas:  soils and land use, aquatic resources, forestry, wildlife, and a current environmental issue. The 2020 current environmental issue is Water Resources Management:  Local Control and Local Solutions.  Teams also present a solution to an environmental problem related to the current issue in an oral presentation. This year's competition will be held on February 15, 2020.     

 

 

  


HOW DO YOU PREPARE?

Test preparation is on your own. However, Louisiana Envirothon will hold training sessions where team members and advisors can meet with station masters. Teams will listen to presentations and participate in hands-on demonstrations in the 6 subject areas as well as practice for the oral presentation. Station masters and other subject experts are available on an ongoing basis to assist teams in preparing for the competition. 

Training Information

All training information is provided in the table below.  Resources may be accessed by clicking on each subject heading.

Station masters are available to answer questions and assist teams in preparing for the competition. Feel free to contact them at the email addresses and phone numbers listed below.  To supplement the study guides, you may also visit our YouTube page for training videos and on facebook, search for Louisiana Envirothon Training Hub for videos there as well.    

Subject Contact Email Phone
Aquatics Greg Waldron gregory.waldron@la.gov (225) 219-3890
Forestry Dr. Chris Chappelle christopher_chappell@subr.edu (225) 771-6239
Soils/Land Use Joey Breaux joey_b@ldaf.state.la.us (225) 922-1269
Wildlife Thomas Gresham tgresham@wlf.la.gov (225) 765-0124


2020 Current Issue 

Water Resources Management: Local Control and Local Solutions (Includes Key Topics)

All study materials for the current issue are posted on the North American Envirothon website.  Click on the Water Resources Management link above to view, then click on each Key Topic for the study guides.

Oral Presentation Info

  • Guidelines

  • Score Sheet

  • The Oral Presentation Scenario will be released the week before the competition. 


WHAT HAPPENS ON COMPETITION DAY?

During the competition, teams will rotate through a series of stations managed by natural resource specialists in the five topic areas.  At each station, team members will be given a written test to complete. Each test is taken as a team with each team member participating in answering the questions. The team with the highest overall score wins. 

 

 



WHY GET INVOLVED WITH ENVIROTHON?

  • Winners receive special recognition and monetary prizes.
  • It's fun!  Students gain a desire to learn more about the natural environment and stewardship of natural resources.  Students also learn critical thinking, cooperative problem-solving and decision making skills.
  • Students learn how to apply resource management and ecology to complex environmental issues with hands on environmental experiences. 
  • The winning high school team meeting minimum score requirements may represent Louisiana in the North American Envirothon competition, where students can win scholarships, cash and prizes! (Travel costs will be covered if sponsorship funding is available.) 

 



HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED WITH ENVIROTHON?

Organize a team!

Five students who are from the same school or are associated with an organized group (i.e. FFA, 4-H, science club, etc.). The team registration fee is $50. The registration deadline is 12/13/2019.

 

 

Become a sponsor!

Envirothon is a success because of the partnership between academia, state government, and private entities to provide hands on environmental training for Louisiana students. You can help support Envirothon by becoming a financial sponsor. There are several sponsorship opportunities available including title sponsor ($5,000), major sponsor ($2,500), patron ($1,000), supporter ($500), and friend (under $500). Sponsors receive recognition on competition posters, promotional items, DEQ website, social media and through press releases. Please review the sponsorship options and decide which is best for your organization or company. In-kind contributions are also accepted. Details are listed in link below. Envirothon sponsors are partners in providing a quality environmental educational program for Louisiana students.   

 

 

Envirothon Partners & Sponsors

Major Sponsors:

LSU Ag Center

Patron:

Louisiana Science Teachers Association

Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts

 

Supporters:

Bayou Vermillion Preservation Association

Louisiana Environmental Health Association

 

Friends:

Bluewing Civil Consulting, LLC.

The Kolache Kitchen

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

 

Partners:

Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Louisiana Environmental Education Commission
LSU School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences
LSU Superfund Basic Research Program
Southern University and A&M College- Urban Forestry Program

 


INTERESTED? CONTACT US!

If you are interested in participating in Envirothon or becoming a financial sponsor, please contact Envirothon at laenvirothon@gmail.com or 225-219-0877.  

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