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INDIAN RIVER LAGOON REGIONAL ENVIROTHON

Please visit our new website for the latest news and information on the Indian River Lagoon Envirothon!
www.irlenvirothon.org

Tomorrow’s environmental problems will be more challenging, but the solutions can be more apparent when students are encouraged to become environmentally aware. Students become action-oriented adults who learn where to find the resources needed to develop answers.

Envirothon excites, expands and enhances students’ interest in the environment and our natural resources, affording opportunities to match wits with peers to realize and accept responsibility as stewards of the land.

Envirothon is open to middle and high school students as well as students who are home schooled.

For more information please contact:
Brenda Davis – 772-770-5005
Email: brendadavis@ircgov.com
Or
Kathy Hill – (321) 984-4950
email: Khill@sjrwmd.com

The 2011 Indian River Lagoon Regional Envirothon was held in our own Indian River County at the Environmental Learning Center!

2010 Indian River Lagoon Regional Envirothon
The 2010 Indian River Lagoon Regional Envirothon was held on Friday, February 26, 2010 at the Smith Ranch in Okeechobee, FL..
This year’s Current Event Topic was “Protection of groundwater and competing use for clean water resources”.

2010 Indian River County Winners and Wildlife Section Winners Photos

What is Envirothon?

EnvirothonENVIROTHON is a problem solving, natural resource education program for high school students. In the field, teams of students are challenged to use critical thinking skills and work as a team to answer written questions and conduct hands-on investigation of environmental issues in five categories -- WATER, SOILS, FORESTRY, WILDLIFE AND A CURRENT ISSUE DEALING WITH THE ENVIRONMENT.

The multi-county competition between Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties has a sixth topic, the INDIAN RIVER LAGOON. The lagoon is a major part of our regional economy and requires protection by every individual. This section will supply students with the fundamental knowledge necessary to make important decisions to support the protection of the Lagoon.

Tomorrow's problems will be more challenging, but the solutions will be more apparent if students are encouraged to become environmentally aware, action-oriented adults who learn where to go for answers.

ENVIROTHON stimulates, reinforces and enhances students' interest in the environment and our natural resources. It presents an opportunity to match wits with peers to realize and accept responsibility as stewards of the land.

The concept was created by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts as an outdoor hands-on competition. From "Environmental EnvirothonOlympics," the concept expanded to other states; and when the national competition was added in 1988, the name was changed to Canon ENVIROTHON. Today, most U.S. States and Canadian Provinces participate in the ENVIROTHON in this unique approach to environmental education, and it's fun! Reaching more than 500,000 students across North America each year.

The continuing success of the program reflects the participation and support of the four county Soil and Water Conservation Districts(SWCD), environmentally active groups, various state and federal agencies, as well as the four county school districts. Doreen Pinkerton, retired Indian River SWCD, was a key person to initiate and implement the Indian River Lagoon Envirothon. Her efforts have led to the education of over 1200 Treasure Coast students over the past eleven years.

 
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