2018 WV Envirothon to be held at Jackson's Mill, Lewis County, April 19-20. It is open to high school students grades 9-12. A team consists of five members and can be created through school clubs, home school groups, 4-H groups, scout troops, and more. Participants explore current environmental and earth sciences within the framework of five disciplines: aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and a current environmental topic.
What is the Envirothon?
The West Virginia Envirothon is a conservation education program and competition for students in grades 9 through 12. The West Virginia Envirothon focuses on five subject areas: aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and a current environmental topic. By participating in the Envirothon program students learn about West Virginia's diverse ecosystem and how they can help conserve and protect it for future generations.
How can I participate?
To participate in the West Virginia Envirothon, you must first put together a team of five students and one adult advisor/chaperone. Teams can be created through school clubs, home school groups, classes, 4-H groups, scout troops, etc. The next step is to register your team for the upcoming West Virginia Envirothon, get your study materials and prepare for the competition. Teams are tested on their natural resource knowledge, skills, and problem-solving abilities.
Eastern Panhandle CD Envirothon Training
April 3 at Cacapon State Park's Nature Center from 8:30-2:00. Pizza lunch will be served. Cost is free.
All inquiries may be directed to Heather Duncan, Education Outreach Specialist at (681) 247-3013, or by email at email@example.com.
Please RSVP by April 2nd with total number of attendees.
Northern Panhandle / Upper Ohio CD Envirothon Training
March 30 at Wetzel Co 4H Camp. 9:30 am. Cost is free.
All inquiries may be directed to Wayne McKeever at (304) 771-3174 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please RSVP by March 23 with total number of attendees.
West Fork CD Envirothon Training
April 12, 2018, at Doddridge County Park at 9 a.m. Cost is free.
All inquiries may be directed to Robin Ward at 304-627-2160 or email@example.com.
Please RSVP by April 9th with total number of attendees.
Potomac Valley CD Envirothon Training
March 23, 2018, at Buena Vista Farm in Old Fields (4975 U.S. 220 N in Hardy County) from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pizza is included for lunch. Please RSVP to Andrea Walker by March 16 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-553-3102.
Teams will have to turn in their posters when they register. The posters will be given to the teams at the time scheduled for their 15 minute practice session. to receive full credit, presentations must be between 5 minutes and 7 minutes. Points will be deducted according to the score sheet if they take less time. Teams will be stopped at 7 minutes. This will allow time for a three minute Question and Answer session with the judges.
Poster Rules and Regulations
1. 3 posters, can use front and back, white poster board only, size 22x28 inches only (nothing larger or smaller)
2. Any media, Flat surface, 2 dimensional only, no 3 dimensional posters
3. 3 X 5 inch notecards can be used to read from; cannot be used as visual aid
4. No add-ons, nothing to increase 22x28 inch size, no flipcharts, pull-outs, etc
5. Absolutely no props. Pointer and easel will be provided. This prohibits the use of electronic equipment (computers, smart phones, etc.)
6. No team, school, county, district, or personal names on posters
7. No identifying clothing to be worn, Envirothon t-shirts required
Posters not adhering to rules and any props will be confiscated. Points will be deducted for infractions of rules 6 and 7 (see score sheet).
Top Five Presentation
The top five teams will give the same presentation as the previous day, complete with 3 minute Question and Answer period. After that, each team will be asked the same bonus question. Teams will have up to three minutes to confer on an answer, and one minute to provide the answer.
At the end of the competition, all posters not picked up will be recycled.
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Want to get involved?
For additional information, contact Envirothon Chairman Wayne McKeever by email at email@example.com or by mail at West Virginia Envirothon
742 Airport Rd. Sutton, WV 26601