Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Team advisors and high school students
sought for 20th Delaware Envirothon
DOVER (Oct. 6, 2014) – The 20th season of the Delaware Envirothon, sponsored by the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts, will begin with its first training workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Blackbird State Forest Education Center, just north of Smyrna. The workshop will focus on soils and forestry tools and procedures.
The second training workshop will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Office in Dover. The workshop will feature the 2015 special topic of urban/community forestry. The final training workshop will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at the St. Jones Reserve in Dover and will cover aquatic ecology, air quality, and wildlife. A public presentation component is also part of the competition.
The Delaware Envirothon is open to all high school students representing public schools, private schools, charter schools, home schooled, Scouts and 4-H. This program provides challenging environmental education and hands-on instruction with real-world professionals in their fields. Teams will compete for college scholarships and cash awards next April at the competition site in Sussex County.
The winning team will go on to represent Delaware at the National Conservation Foundation’s Envirothon, to be held from July 27-Aug. 3, 2015 at Missouri State University in Springfield, Miss.
To register for the workshops, become a sponsor or receive more information about the program, contact Rick Mickowski at 302-832-3100 ext. 113. Additional information about the Delaware Envirothon can be found online at www.delawareenvirothon.org.
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