The Delaware ENVIROTHON Challenge
 

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Delaware Envirothon competition - Charter School of Wilmington Team A.

2017 Delaware Envirothon Handbook (including Code of Conduct Form)


ENVIROTHON provides students with an integrated approach to exploring five natural resource categories. It tests their creativity, analytical thinking, and team-building skills in a competitive format. ENVIROTHON is a "day-in-the-field" where teams visit testing stations for problem solving opportunities in:

AQUATIC ECOLOGY
FORESTRY
ORAL PRESENTATION
SOIL/LAND USE
WILDLIFE
CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE

AIR QUALITY - (New in 2011 - Delaware only)

Written questions and hands-on activities at each station are developed by resource conservation experts. Agencies and interested groups help devise, time, and monitor testing stations during the day of the challenge.


DELAWARE STATE ENVIROTHON CHALLENGE

Themes, written questions and problem-solving tasks will be site specific to that year's event. Each ENVIROTHON will be new and different. When the teams arrive at the event, they will register, confirm pre-registration information, and receive an orientation briefing on contest format, rules, and scoring.

Teams will be assigned a test station rotation. At each station, the category experts or specialists will provide an overview of that particular station. Each team will complete one collective answer sheet for each test station. Cooperative decision making, free exchange of ideas, and information pooling are desirable and give ENVIROTHON much of its unique appeal.

All test stations are staffed by resource specialists who have helped prepare the test challenges in their field of expertise. Each test station requires approximately 25-30 minutes. Completed test sheets are graded either at the station or off-site and scores rechecked.

After the competition and scoring is completed, all participants assemble for results, announcements, and award presentations. The top team is announced and plans begin to send them to the NCF ENVIROTHON to represent Delaware. This is a challenging week long event. The Delaware ENVIROTHON Planning Committee will work closely with this team to help prepare them for the North American event and for trip arrangements.



 

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