|Area II Envirothon|
|Post Date:||September 11, 2019|
The Envirothon is a nationwide event that began in 1979 and in Minnesota in 1993. It is a unique, hands-on outdoor competition for high school students that challenges their environmental knowledge and problem solving skills. Teams visit five 25 minute learning stations based on key areas of the environment. Teams consist of 5 students working collaboratively to answer 20 questions at each learning station. The stations are staffed by resource professionals in the fields of wetlands, wildlife, forestry, soils and a current environmental issue. Students must be in grades 9-12. Each team has an adult advisor who can serve for up to three teams. The top three teams from an area advance to the state competition.
Why have a competition like this? To allow high school students to showcase their environmental expertise. To provide an educational opportunity and expose students to Minnesota's ecology. And to encourage academic excellence and recognize students' outstanding accomplishments in environmental literacy.
ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 9 - 12(adult):
MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
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|Author:||Becker County SWCD|
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|Order information or contact:||Becker Soil and Water Conservation District Ginger Flynn 809 8th St. SE Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 Phone: 218-846-7360 firstname.lastname@example.org|
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