Congratulations to Go Fish, a team of high school students from Glen Lake. The team won the honor of competing against top high school students from around the U.S and Canada in a week long Environmental Education Competition in Pennsylvania this past week. Each year Michigan Envirothon sends one team of outstanding high school students to represent Michigan and compete for scholarships and prizes. The team spent the week learning from top proffessionals in the field, and being challenged in an outdoor hands on setting. Though Michigan did not place in the top 10 this year, they gained invaluble experience and had a memorable week. Follow the link to read the official Cannon Press release.
Thank you Leader Schools!
I would like to recognize the following schools for their designation as 2012 Michigan Envirothon Leader Schools! Thank you and Good Luck!
Conservation Commandos from Hillsdale High School
Green Turtles from Macomb Math Science Technology Center
E.J. Bison from New Buffalo High School
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
Does Your Classroom Look Like This...
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.
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- Great Opportunity for Educators!
- Envirothon Manual
- Get Published! Envirothon Essay Contest
- Envirothon, Your Outdoor Classroom!