Arkansas Envirothon with a picture of a hurricane...
"When you try to change a single thing, you find it hitched to everything else in the universe..."
 
    John Muir

 

Welcome 
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Main page link
Main Page

Announcements Link
Announcements

Training Manual
Training Guidelines

 Aquatics link
AQUATIC
SECTION


Forestry link
FORESTRY
SECTION


  Soils link 
SOIL
SECTION


 Wildlife link
WILDLIFE
SECTION


 Special topic link

SPECIAL
TOPIC SECTION


Rules link
The Rules

Comments link
Your Comments

Committee link
Steering
Committee
& Agency
Contacts

 

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Currently have open positions for President and Vice President. Please contact Laurie W. Warren, Envirothon Past President if you are interested in serving at (501) 450-5949 or lauriew@uca.edu

 

Arkansas Envirothon Educational Resource Materials

The AR Envirothon is an Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) sanctioned event!! (see http://www.ahsaa.org/activity/28/administrators under Non-athletic Sanctioned Events)

The 2017 Learning Objectives are now posted on the NAE website.
The special topic for this year is Our Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship.

Dates:

2016 Area Arkansas Envirothon Dates

bullet West Central Area Contest - Thurday, October 27th, Mt. Magazine Visitor Center
bullet Central Area Contest - November 3rd, Family Life Worship Center, 1309 Highway 9B, Morrilton, AR
bullet Northwest Area Contest - November 3rd, North Arkansas College, Harrison, AR
bullet East Area Contest - Thursday, November 10th, Lake Poinsett, Harrisburg, AR
bullet Arkansas State Envirothon Contest - November 20-21, 2016, UCA
   

2017 Arkansas State Envirothon Contest

Submission deadline for 2017 registration is OCTOBER 14TH.

ATTN COACHES: You must bring a release form for each team member to the state contest to be eligible for competition!!

bullet November 20-21, 2016, UCA, Conway
bullet Team Release Form (PDF)
bullet Code of Conduct Form (PDF)
bullet Registration Form (MSWord, or PDF)


We are always in the process of updating these pages.
Please check the announcement page for recent postings.

 

Winners

The 2016 Arkansas Envirothon competition was once again held Thanksgiving week 2015 at UCA. We want to thank the kids, coaches, chaperones, volunteers, committee members and all other individuals that helped make it another successful event!

Congratulations to this year's winners.

 
Picture of first place winners

1st Place - Marshall HS Team A

Marshall A Team won first place at the 2016 Arkansas Envirothon Contest at UCA campus in Conway on Sunday November 22 and Monday November 23rd.

Team members: Clay Horton, James Housley, John Taylor, Garrett Harris, T J McElfish and Coach Mrs. Dorothy Taylor, Sid Lowrance with the Arkansas Envirothon Committee is presenting the awards.

The team placed first in forestry and first in the Oral. The group will be going to 2016 North American Envirothon at Trent University on Peterborough, Ontario, Canada July 24 through July 29, 2016.

 

Picture of fifth place winners

5th Place - Marshall HS Team B

Marshall Team B members: Makayla Horton, 3J Jennings, Chris Jaeger, Carson Blair, Tucker Hoskinds and Coach Mrs. Dorothy Taylor.

This team place fifth at the Arkansas Envirothon 2016 contest.

 

 

 

bulletHistory
bulletConcept
bulletObjectives
bulletHow it works.
bulletHow do I get more information?
bulletFact Sheet
bulletSample Tests, Problems & Oral Score Sheet

Team sponsors and coaches train and test students in five natural resource areas: soils, aquatics, forestry, wildlife, and a current environmental issue such as wetlands management, groundwater, fire, or pesticides.

Envirothon teams, throughout the school year take an in depth look at wildlife, aquatic life, forestry, soils, and current environmental issues. The spirit of competition, which motivates athletes, drives successful businesses, and develops new ideas also motivates young citizens. In competing in the Envirothon, not only do students learn about their state's natural resources, problems and solutions, they also learn about team building, communications, and conservation partnerships.

The payoff for conservation districts, and all participating natural resource agencies or organizations, is a more aware and concerned citizenry in the future. The environment can only benefit from this educational effort. County and state competitors are restricted to students in grades 9-12. However, there is nothing in the by-laws that prevents school districts from establishing an environmental contests for all grade levels as training for the senior high competitions.

Each of the seven state conservation areas are eligible to enter teams of five students in the Arkansas Envirothon competition. The number of teams from an area that advance to the state competition will depend upon the level of interest/participation from each conservation area. As needed, the districts set up a local, area-level competition to decide which teams advance, with a maximum of 20 teams competing at the state level. A limit of two teams from a single school may advance to the state competition, which is generally held in November of each year. Students challenge their knowledge in a problem-solving competition that entails "hands on" involvement with natural resource information. The state competition is held over a period of two days. In addition to 5 written, field-station tests, which cover the 5 study areas, they must give an oral presentation, as a team, where they form possible solutions to a realistic environmental problem dealing with the current issue.

The overall winner of the state competition advances to the Envirothon, which is hosted by a different state or province each year.

Training Guidelines cover what you are expected to know at the International Envirothon competition.  The different sections contain the study materials.  If you have any suggestions or comments, please click on the Your Comment section below to let us know.

Make sure that you check out the Announcements page for the most recent Arkansas Envirothon News. 

 

Sponsors

Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
U C A
Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts
N R C S
Arkansas Natural
Resources Commission
College of Natural Sciences
and Mathematics
Arkansas Association of
Conservation Districts
Natural Resources
Conservations Services
Arkansas Forestry Commission
Arkansas Urban Forestry Council
Society of American Foresters
Arkansas Environmental Federation
Arkansas Forestry
Commission
Arkansas Urban
Forestry Council
Arkansas Division
Ouachita Society of
American Foresters.
Arkansas Environmental
Federation
Outline of the state of Arkansas with people classifying soil samples.
Ouachita Society of American Foresters
Weyerhaeuser
Arkansas Soil
Classifers
Ouachita Society
of American Foresters
Soil and Water Conservation
Society
Razorback Chapter
Weyerhaeuser

 

 

For additional information about the Envirothon Program in Arkansas, contact:         

Laurie W. Warren, Envirothon Past President
Department of Biology
164B Lewis Science Center
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway AR 72035
(501) 450-5949
lauriew@uca.edu

 

 

The Envirothon Program is offered and operated on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or physical/mental challenges.