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Envirothon NB Welcomes Teachers, Educators, and Students to our Environmental Education Programming!

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New Brunswick’s provincial environmental education competition.  Schools / groups can register a team of five students, with up to two advisors (teachers, parents, or interested volunteers) to guide the team. Resource materials, virtual workshops, activities, and contact people, are available to help teams prepare for the annual provincial competition in May.

Throughout the school year, teams increase their knowledge of five environmental subjects:

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  • Current Environmental Issues that change annually. Envirothon NB 2022 Current Environmental Issue Key Concepts and Learning Objectives – Waste to Resources

Workshops (virtual sessions) and field trips (in small groups following COVID-19 safety measures) with professionals are offered throughout the year in preparation for the provincial competition.  Learning opportunities dates

Field Tests

At the Envirothon NB Competition in May, the students’ theoretical and field knowledge is examined through outdoor or online field tests facilitated by natural resources professionals, such as aquatic and wildlife biologists, foresters, and soil scientists. During these field tests, the students will be asked to do such things as identify species of trees, describe nutrient cycles in aquatic systems, and identify signs of wildlife.

Oral Presentation

During the competition, the teams are also asked to devise and present a proposal to deal with a serious environmental concern presented to them the day earlier. Integrating all five subject areas, and presenting their proposal in a manner that the public will understand, helps students understand real-world issues involving ecology and the environment.

The current environmental issue scenario is sent to teams at least 3 weeks prior to the competition to develop a plan and 20 minute presentation using power point (.ppt). 2022 students will present their solution on video conference to 5 judges who will evaluate the team using a Scoring Sheet.

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