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Wednesday, October 08, 2008
9:15 AM

Quad County Envirothon

What is the Canon Envirothon?The ENVIROTHON is designed to stimulate, reinforce and enhance interest in the environment and natural resources among high school students. A competitive outdoor team event, the Envirothon offers a unique and enjoyable learning experience. A team consists of 5 students, all from the same high school. The 2009 Area II Regional Envirothon Competition will be held in Spring 2009. Quad County Ohio Envirothon '08-'09 Training SessionCuyahoga, Geauga, Ashtabula, and Lake Soil and Water Conservation Districts will be sponsoring a Pre-Envirothon Training/Education Session for Envirothon Teams looking to sharpen their skills before the Regional Competition.Each team will rotate through four of the sessions on SOILS, AQUATICS, WILDLIFE, and FORESTRY and/or CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. There will be six presenters. Each of your school's team will see four of the six presenters. Additional students are welcome to attend the Quad-County Training as long as they are put into teams of five. This is a great opportunity to bring the entire class for an Envirothon experience, however only two teams per school are permitted to attend the Regional Envirothon Competition. (Bring them all now and send the best in the spring.)This year's theme is "Biodiversity in a Changing World. " Each of the training sessions will address this theme as it relates to the topic. Sessions will include a 20-minute presentation by a resource specialist, followed by a 10-minute quiz that will test student knowledge of the session's topic. The resource specialist will then present the answers and take questions as time permits. In addition to teaching students about soils, wildlife, etc? the resource professionals are happy to share their knowledge and experience with careers in natural resources. Please make your students aware of this opportunity; they may want to prepare questions in advance. Internet Envirothon resources at: http://www.envirothon.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=83&Itemid=34 What to Bring? Inquisitive students dressed for the weather. This event will be held rain or shine!? A packed lunch, beverages will be provided;? Clipboards, pens/pencils, & paper to take notes;? A roster of students divided into teams of five. Attention Cuyahoga County TeachersEnvirothon is a GREAT opportunity for your students and we wouldn't want them to miss this because of funding issues.Cuyahoga SWCD has funds available to cover either the cost of a substitute teacher or transportation for your students. This is based on a first come/first served basis. Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.Contact: Amy RoskillyCuyahoga SWCD Phone: 216/524-6580, ext 22aroskilly@cuyahogaswcd.orgFor registration forms - go to www.cuyahogaswcd.org and click on Quad County EnvirothonWhat is the Canon Envirothon?The ENVIROTHON is designed to stimulate, reinforce and enhance interest in the environment and natural resources among high school students. A competitive outdoor team event, the Envirothon offers a unique and enjoyable learning experience. A team consists of 5 students, all from the same high school. The 2009 Area II Regional Envirothon Competition will be held in Spring 2009. Quad County Ohio Envirothon '08-'09 Training SessionCuyahoga, Geauga, Ashtabula, and Lake Soil and Water Conservation Districts will be sponsoring a Pre-Envirothon Training/Education Session for Envirothon Teams looking to sharpen their skills before the Regional Competition.Each team will rotate through four of the sessions on SOILS, AQUATICS, WILDLIFE, and FORESTRY and/or CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. There will be six presenters. Each of your school's team will see four of the six presenters. Additional students are welcome to attend the Quad-County Training as long as they are put into teams of five. This is a great opportunity to bring the entire class for an Envirothon experience, however only two teams per school are permitted to attend the Regional Envirothon Competition. (Bring them all now and send the best in the spring.)This year's theme is "Biodiversity in a Changing World. " Each of the training sessions will address this theme as it relates to the topic. Sessions will include a 20-minute presentation by a resource specialist, followed by a 10-minute quiz that will test student knowledge of the session's topic. The resource specialist will then present the answers and take questions as time permits. In addition to teaching students about soils, wildlife, etc? the resource professionals are happy to share their knowledge and experience with careers in natural resources. Please make your students aware of this opportunity; they may want to prepare questions in advance. Internet Envirothon resources at: http://www.envirothon.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=83&Itemid=34 What to Bring? Inquisitive students dressed for the weather. This event will be held rain or shine!? A packed lunch, beverages will be provided;? Clipboards, pens/pencils, & paper to take notes;? A roster of students divided into teams of five. Attention Cuyahoga County TeachersEnvirothon is a GREAT opportunity for your students and we wouldn't want them to miss this because of funding issues.Cuyahoga SWCD has funds available to cover either the cost of a substitute teacher or transportation for your students. This is based on a first come/first served basis. Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.Contact: Amy RoskillyCuyahoga SWCD Phone: 216/524-6580, ext 22aroskilly@cuyahogaswcd.orgFor registration forms - go to www.cuyahogaswcd.org and click on Quad County Envirothon

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