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Indiana Envirothon

Envirothon is a competitive learning event for high school-aged students. Envirothon tests the student’s knowledge of environmental resources including aquatics, soils, forestry, wildlife and current environmental issues. “Like” the Indiana Envirothon on Facebook and check out the NCF Envirothon site.

How Envirothon works

Teams of five students, representing a school or organization, compete by answering questions and by studying resource problems in each of the five environmental areas. Before the competition, students study, with their advisors, to develop a greater understanding the environment.

At the Envirothon competition, students test their knowledge under the supervision of environmental instructors. Students use teamwork to develop creative solutions to environmental problems.

Envirothon Brochure (pdf)

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!
Indiana Envirothon appreciates the support of the following sponsors of our 2019 Competition. This support helps make the Indiana contest a quality event for high school students across the state.

The Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Environmental Education Association of Indiana
Indiana Society of American Foresters
Smithfield Foods

2019 INDIANA STATE ENVIROTHON WINNER: Rossville FFA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Jenny Blake

Office:  (317) 773-2181

Date:  May 15, 2019

HAMILTON COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT HOSTS THE INDIANA ENVIROTHON COMPETITION at IVY TECH

(Noblesville, IN) ……  The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Ivy Tech aligned to host the state Envirothon competition held on April 24th, 2019.

Envirothon is a high school-aged student competition that helps students learn about natural resources and the issues facing current and future generations. Teams are comprised of five students in grades nine through twelve and one adult coach. During the competition, each team will answer questions about environmental resources consisting of aquatics, soils, forestry, wildlife, and a current environmental issue. Teams may consist of members from a variety of organizations: clubs at high schools (environment, agriculture, science, and academic clubs), the Scouts, home schooled students, and 4-H Clubs. This year, Rossville FFA took the win and will represent Indiana at the North American Envirothon competition held in Raleigh, NC, on the campus of North Carolina State University starting on July 28th, 2019.

The Envirothon Competition is completely volunteer-based and depends on support of local businesses, donations, and volunteers to make it successful. Hamilton SWCD and the Indiana Envirothon Board would like to thank everyone who worked together to achieve the day’s success. Experts from the United States Forest Service (USFS), the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), the IN Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), the Cope Environmental Center, the Environmental Education Association of IN (EEAI), and IN Agriculture Nutrient Alliance all acted as judges for the oral presentations. “With Ivy Tech’s generous use of their facility, Earth Fare’s [Noblesville Organic Grocery Store] catered lunch for the students and volunteers, EEAI’s t-shirt sponsorship, IN Association of Soil and Water Conservation District’s (IASWCD) backing, and Smithfield’s substantial monetary donation, we were able to support the event logistics and created a premier Envirothon competition for the entire state, right here in Hamilton County” affirms Ginger Davis, District Administrator of Hamilton SWCD.

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For more information about the Envirothon, call (317) 773-2181 or email soil.water@hamiltoncounty.in.gov.

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2019 Indiana Envirothon Resources (All are PDF documents)

View the TOP FOUR Team Presentations from the 2017 Indiana State Envirothon competition below:

https://youtu.be/MRY9CpDeYXM

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Each year, Envirothon provides more and more students with a chance to get “up-close and personal” with North America’s natural resources. Envirothon offers both in-class curriculum and hands-on field experiences focused around ecology, natural resource management and current environmental issues. This unique combination of learning experiences and breadth of study is part of what has made the Envirothon a huge success with students and educators across the United States and Canada.

To learn more about the North American Envirothon, explore the information and resources available on their website.

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Resources

YouTube Video:
Bob Barr speaking on the Whitewater River Watershed on July 13, 2017 (Fayette County SWCD) – Note: Bob’s presentation begins at 4:45 in the video. 

Webinars:
Conservation of Natural Resources Webinar Portal

Conservation Planning Webinars

PSS-CRP Contribution Agreement Webinar (10-27-16)

Find more resources for Districts on the Indiana Conservation Partnership website

Upper White River Watershed Cover Crop Program – information

10 Habits for Effective Conservation Planners (pdf) – Whether you’re a seasoned conservation planner or just starting, the 10 habits below have been shown to be most effective when planning with farmers and ranchers. (March 2019)

Grasslands for Gamebirds and Songbirds Initiative (pdf brochure)

Purdue Extension Publication entitled: Four Strategies to Improve Your Field’s Soil Health (August 2017)

National Conservation Planning Partnership (NCPP) Publication

Tips on Building an Effective Outreach and Education Campaign

Indiana Water Monitoring Council Resources available (April 2018)

Farmer Field Day Toolkit

Rent Green Fire: Aldo Leopold & A Land Ethic for our Time from IASWCD – just email us!

District Brochure – Standard (Text and photos cannot be changed; consider affixing a label to it.)

Conservation Development Resources: IASWCD’s list of funding opportunities.

Put Planning First! A resource from NRCS to help Districts work with producers to create a conservation plan.

Google Apps for Districts: An “Apps” account comes with useful tools like Google Calendar, Drive, Sites, etc. Email us to request one of these free accounts.

IASWCD Awards, such as Conservation Farmer of the Year, Supervisor of the Year, River Friendly Farmer, etc.

Envirothon is a competitive learning event for high school-aged students that tests the students’ knowledge of resources including soils, forestry, wildlife and current environmental issues.

NACD Poster Contest, for young students

Easy Steps Marketing Plan for Districts (PDF)

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For Districts

Your District Dues At Work

If you need immediate assistance or can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact Jennifer Boyle Warner or Amy Work at 317-692-7374.
Recent:

  • Indiana Watershed Group Finder – a companion site to the Indiana HUC Finder, both developed through the Indiana Watershed Leadership Program in collaboration with the IDEM and IASWCD. The Finder is a Google Map based tool that makes it easy to find active watershed or watershed-focused groups throughout Indiana.

Government Shutdown Plans and Procedures:

Unique Opportunites for Districts

Publications & Information to Share with the Public

IASWCD Organizational Information
Budgets, Board minutes, and more area all available in our Board Page.

 

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