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* We try hard to be office between 8:30am and 4:00pm on most weekdays, but please call ahead to be sure!

207-596-2040
893 West St (Rt 90)
Rockport, ME 04856

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    Maine Envirothon News

    Maine Association of Conservation Districts' high school environmental competition

    Educating the next generation of Maine's environmental leaders

     

    What is Envirothon?

    Envirothon is a state and national environmental competition where teams of high school students test their knowledge of natural resources issues in five categories:

    Wildlife ~ Forestry ~ Water/Aquatics  ~ Soils ~
     Current Natural Resource Issue
     

    What does a team consist of?

    • Teams consist of three to five students (plus an alternate) in grades 9-12 from public, private, or home schools in the same district.
    • Each team must have an adult advisor(s). Advisors may be teachers, parents, or members of the community.

    What do advisors do?

    • Assist teams in preparing for competitions.
    • Make arrangements regarding registration, transportation, and when/where/how frequently team members meet.
    • Help students determine the best way to study for competitions.

    Who may be an advisor?

    • Teachers, parents, and/or community members.
    • It is not necessary that you be an environmental expert.
    • Interested, but need more information? Contact Rebecca Jacobs at (207) 596 2040 for more information and an opportunity to attend a hands-on training session. 

    How does the competition work?

    • Teams compete first at a regional level: Southwestern Regional ~ Downeast Central Regional ~ Northern Regional ~ Midcoast Regional
    • A minimum of two teams or one team per each five teams competing in a regional competition will advance to the State competition

    What are the benefits of competing?

    • Envirothon is an academic program that is aligned with the Maine Learning Results.
    • The program raises students’ awareness of local and national environmental issues.
    • Students build critical thinking and decision-making skills as they solve real environmental problems.
    • Students meet and learn from state soil scientists, biologists, and foresters.
    • Maine participants are eligible for scholarships from the University of Maine, Orono. 
    • Winners of National Envirothon receive college scholarships valued at over $1000.

    How to Register a Team 

    • Check back for registration information.
    • Once your team is registered, we will send you additional information and a resource packet to guide preparation for the Regional Envirothon.
    • You will be notified about workshops and/or hands-on training sessions for your team. 
    • Please register as soon as possible to ensure that you receive resource information with plenty of time to study and practice.

    *Travel scholarships may be available to help offset expenses for teams needing some assistance. Please contact State Coordinator, Josh Platt for details at 667-7847 X 3 or josh@kcswcd.org.

    For more information:
    Visit
    Maine Envirothon or contact
    Rebecca Jacobs, KLSWCD Education Coordinator at (207) 596-2040, rebecca@knox-lincoln.org.

     

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