Great Opportunity for Educators!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Register for the Michigan Science Teachers Association annual conference and visit the Michigan Envirothon booth!  While at the conference, take advantage of a great opportunity by registering for the Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) unit trainings.  Sessions are FREE to all registered participants and will cover units on:  Air Quality & Climate Change, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Energy Resources, Land Use, Water Quality, and Outdoor Education.  Register for MEECS training

Envirothon Manual

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Teams around the state are forming and beginning to prepare for the 2012 Regional and State Envirothon competitions! The Michigan Envirothon Manual is available online for current and potential teams.  Michigan Envirothon is also here to help your team have a rewarding and remarkable experience.  If you would like assistance contacting resource professionals in your area, please contact the Michigan Envirothon office.

Get Published! Envirothon Essay Contest

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Michigan Envirothon

Essay Contest

Michigan Envirothon wants to hear, in YOUR words, what Envirothon means to you!

Michigan Envirothon 2011 participants, please take a moment to share your experiences and take the opportunity to inspire, educate or illuminate your peers, Envirothon supporters of all ages, and those who may have never heard of the program. The winning essay will be published in the Michigan Envirothon 2011 Annual Report. Runners up will be posted on our website and/or facebook page.

Topic:  Michigan Envirothon and Me.

You may choose to focus on any element, specific topic or experience from Envirothon. You may include: what you learned, what you liked, how the competition has effected you, a specific event/experience/moment you enjoyed or challenged you, as long as you are writing about Michigan Envirothon from your experience and perspective, only your creativity limits the spin you take.

 

Eligibility:  Open to Michigan Envirothon 2011 participants

Deadline:  December 16th, 2011

 


Envirothon, Your Outdoor Classroom!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Does Your Classroom Look Like This...


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It can with Michigan Envirothon!


Michigan Envirothon is a program that engages high school students in learning about environmental stewardship, community service and teamwork.  Envirothon is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about environmental issues from natural resource professionals. Students use their new skills to compete in an outdoors, hands-on competition against other teams from across Michigan. 

How it Works
Michigan Envirothon is an environmental education competition designed to foster critical thinking, wise stewardship and community involvement. Teams of five 9th - 12th grade students  are tested on seven conservation related topics including agriculture, aquatic ecology, energy, forestry, soils/geology, wildlife and a current environmental issue selected each year.  Each team also completes a community outreach project to address a natural resource concern in their local community.

The first round of competitions are held in March at regional locations around the state.  
The top teams, including at least two teams from each region,  advance to the State Competition. The 2012 State Competition will be held on May 9th - 11th at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie.  The top team from Michigan Envirothon will go on to compete against teams from the U.S and Canada in the Canon Envirothon July 22nd - July 28th at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.