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
CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE
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,
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.