2014 Council 2 Envirothon

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Location:
Blackhawk East Campus
26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434
Click here for map and Directions

2014 Envirothon Schedule
2014 Envirothon Rules

REGISTRATION and QUESTIONS

Registrations are due February 11, 2014; please contact your local Soil and Water Conservation District to register. Please direct any questions to your local SWCD.

LandUse Council 2 Member Districts and Phone Numbers
Bureau 815-875-8732, x3
Henry County 309-937-5263, x3
Marshall-Putnam 309-364-3913, x3
Mercer County 309-582-5153, x3
Rock Island 309-764-1486, x3
Stark 309-286-2261, x3

STUDY MATERIALS

LUC 2 Envirothon Reference Material List and Links– Last updated 01/13/2014
Includes Aquatics, Soils, Forestry, and Wildlife

5th Category- Sustainable Agriculture/Locally Grown- Last updated 02/18/2014
STATE and NATIONAL REFERENCES
Definition
Objectives
Study Packet
LUC 2 5th Category Study Materials – Also watch YouTube Video Below

Community Supported Agriculture YouTube Video

LUC 2 Envirothon 5th Category Scenario

WHAT IS ENVIROTHON?

The LUC 2 Envirothon is a competition that focuses on five environmental topics – Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, Wildlife and a Current Environmental Issue. The five member teams will prepare for the competition by reviewing the study materials selected by local professionals in each of the fields. They will also prepare a poster and presentation on the Current Environmental Issue. On the day of the event, the professionals will present on their topic and then issue a written test to each Envirothon team. The three top-scoring teams will present their Current Environmental Issue poster and presentation to a panel of 3 judges. The oral presentation component challenges students to effectively apply and communicate a solution to a complex environmental issue.

The top overall team advances on to the Illinois Envirothon competition. The top overall team at the state level advances to the North American Envirothon competition held in a different state every year.

Envirothon is much more than a competition. It is a fun, team-based program designed to help students better understand their environment through exploration of ecology, natural resource management, and current environmental issues.

Illinois Envirothon Website
North American Envirothon Website