2017 Envirothon Competition
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
8:30 AM – 1:15 PM
Blackhawk East Campus 26230 Black Hawk Road Galva, IL 61434
Please contact your local Soil and Water Conservation District to register.
-Rock Island County, Henry County, Mercer County, Stark County, Marshall-Putnam Counties, Bureau County
Please direct questions to your local SWCD.
Rock Island 309-764-1486, x3
Henry County 309-937-5263, x3
Mercer County 309-582-5153, x3
Stark 309-286-2261, x3
Marshall-Putnam 309-364-3913, x3
Bureau 815-875-8732, x3
2017 STUDY MATERIALS
Envirothon Curriculum Consists Of:
Aquatics, Soils, Forestry and Wildlife
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.