The envirothon is a unique and challenging natural resources problem-solving competition for high school students throughout the state. Teams of students are tested on environmental topics such as aquatics, wildlife, soils, forestry and a currant environmental issue. This year’s current environmental issue is “Sustainable Local Agriculture/Locally Grown.” Each year, New Jersey’s winning team becomes our State Representative in the North American Envirothon competition, the largest high school Environmental Education competition.
Participating in the National Envirothon affords students the opportunity to exchange information and experiences with other conservation minded youths from all over North America, as well as gaining New Jersey recognition for its fine Envirothon program.
The 2014 New Jersey Envirothon will be held at Montclair State University School of Conservation in Branchville, Sussex County, on Saturday May 3rd and is hosted by the Sussex County Soil Conservation District. The New Jersey Envirothon website www.njenvirothon.org contains more information about the program and links to other sites regarding this year’s topic.
The Cape Atlantic Conservation District is offering five (5), $100 grants to participating teams in Atlantic and Cape May counties. The first five teams that register may submit a grant application. In order to aid students in preparing for the Envirothon, one of three all day training sessions will be held in Southern NJ on April 11, 2014 at the Gloucester County Office Complex in Clayton. Professionals from various environmental fields will present both hands-on and study materials in preparation for the Envirothon competition. Registered teams, as well as other interested students/schools, are welcome. For a sign up sheet, please click here.
If you would like information regarding the District grants or the Southern New Jersey training session, please contact Glenn Ward at (609) 625-3144. For more information about the New Jersey Envirothon, contact Richard Belcher, NJ Envirothon Coordinator at (609) 292-5540
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