All posts by Becky

Envirothon NB Special Event – “Exploring Green Careers” Feb 18, 2023

Feb 18 – Exploring Green Careers (This is open to students, teachers, and public interested in learning more about careers in natural resources and environment, they do not need to participate in Envirothon NB to attend)

We’re excited to announce our upcoming “Exploring Green Careers” special event happening on February 18, 2023 at Resurgo in Moncton, NB from 10am-4pm. This is a great opportunity for students and teachers to learn about the various career options available in the fields of Soils and Land Use/Geology, Aquatics, Forestry, Wildlife and Climate Change Adaptation.

At the event, you will have the chance to participate in hands-on activities and get up-close with the equipment and tools that exhibitors use from different organizations in these fields. You will be able to learn about their career pathways and gain valuable insights into what it takes to succeed in these careers.

Don’t miss out on this inspiring opportunity to learn more about the world of green careers. We hope to see you there!

Register today to attend! This is a FREE event, with lunch included, co-hosted by The Gaia Project and Science East’s Envirothon NB program as part of EECOM 2023! 

If you are registered to attend EECOM 2023, you will have priority registration for this event!

Interested in EECOM but can’t attend the full conference? This in-person workshop is free to attend. Plus, EECOM members get perks all throughout the year! Learn more HERE

For more information, contact

Call for Volunteers – International NCF-Envirothon 2023 hosted by New Brunswick in July!

About NCF-Envirothon

New Brunswick is proud to be hosting the International NCF-Envirothon competition during July 23-29, 2023 at Mount Allison University!

Each year, over 25,000 high school students across the United States, Canada, and China embark on a journey to find creative solutions to this critical question through the NCF-Envirothon!

The Envirothon is an international environmental and natural resource problem-solving competition that builds leadership experience for high school students (grades 9-12 or ages 14-19). Incorporating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles, experiential learning and hands-on outdoor field experiences, the Envirothon program encourages students to expand their knowledge and explore environmental education and natural resource conservation in the areas of Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Soils and Land Use, Wildlife and Current Environmental Issues.

Emphasizing hands-on learning and real-world application of concepts, Envirothon students can be found getting their hands dirty in a soil pit, measuring the basal area of a forest, collecting macroinvertebrates in a stream to determine water quality, identifying wildlife tracks and/or signs and many other skills and activities used by environmental and natural resource conservation professionals. Students learn directly from these environmental and natural resource professionals, introducing the students to a wide array of higher academic study and careers in the environment, natural resources and conservation.

Interested in volunteering, complete the registration form to get started!

For more information contact

Middle & High School Teacher Info Sessions – Sept 20 and 21, 2022

Calling all middle and high school teachers!

Envirothon NB will be hosting two information sessions to introduce the program to teachers and announce what’s new in 2022-23. It’s a big year with the return of the in-person competition May 7 & 8, 2023 at Mount Allison University. The Provincial Steering Committee and Science East Science Centre is pleased to offer activities, field trip opportunities, career information, and resources to support your Envirothon or Science club’s interests. These resources support the new EECD science curriculum and climate change framework in New Brunswick.

Please RSVP by completing this registration form to receive the Info Session link.

Register Here

Contact Becky Geneau for more information.

Waste to Resources Envirothon NB CEI 2022 Presentation – April 6 @ 4pm

Envirothon NB Virtual Workshop 2022 Current Environmental Issue: Waste to Resources held April 6, 2022

4:00 – 5:00 pm (English)

Presented by:
Envirothon NB Steering Committee: Troy Lyons – Dept. Environment and Local Government

Science East’s Envirothon NB program is pleased to offer an informative Presentation to give some focus to the 2022 Envirothon NB theme of Waste to Resources on April 6 from 4-5pm.

For more information, contact: Envirothon NB Program Coordinator, Becky Geneau.

Workshop will be recorded.

2022 Envirothon NB Scenario will be sent to registered teams after the presentation.

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the presentation at 4pm April 6, 2022.

Microplastics, a Macro-Problem! Aquatics Virtual Presentation – March 3, 2022 @4pm AT

Microplastics! A Macro-Problem Virtual Workshop held March 3, 2022

4:00 – 5:00 pm (English)

Topic: Microplastics: A Macro-Problem!

Presented by:
Envirothon NB Steering Committee: Brittany Cormier – Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance and Kelli-Nicole Croucher – Dept. Environment and Local Government

Science East’s Envirothon NB program is pleased to offer an Aquatics Virtual Presentation on March 3 from 4-5pm.

To participate, contact: Envirothon NB Program Coordinator, Becky Geneau.

Workshop will be recorded.

Ateliers virtuels Envirothon NB

3 mars 2022


Sujet: Les Microplastiques, un gros problème !

Présenté par: Brittany Cormier, Alliance du Bassin Versant Petitcodiac et Kelli-Nicole Croucher, Département de l’Environnement et des Gouvernements Locaux

Science East est fier de vous offrir gratuitement cette présentation aquatique virtuelle le 3 mars 2022 de 16:00 à 17:00 dans le cadre du programme Envirothon NB.

Recommandé pour les élèves de la 6e à la 12e année. Pour les enseignants et éducateurs en science environnementale et géographie physique, ainsi que pour les élèves intéressés par la compétition Envirothon NB.

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter Becky Geneau

Geology Virtual Workshop – Feb 22, 2022

February 22, 2022

4:00 – 5:00 pm (English)

Topic: Big Ideas on the Critical Zone: Geology Learning Objectives and Landscape experience.

Presented by:
Toon Pronk, Soils and Land Use – Envirothon NB Steering Committee

Science East’s Envirothon NB program is pleased to offer a Geology virtual presentation on Feb. 22, 4-5pm.

To participate – click Teams link for Presentation Session 

Envirothon NB Soils and Land Use Learning Objectives

Workshop will be recorded and sent upon request.

For more information contact: Envirothon NB Program Coordinator, Becky Geneau.

Ateliers virtuels Envirothon NB

22 février 2022

16:00 à 17:00 (Anglais seulement)

Sujet : Grandes notions sur les Zone Critique : Objectifs d’apprentissage de géologie et expérience sur le paysage

Présenté par :Toon Pronk, Utilisation des sols et des terres – comité directeur Envirothon

Le programme Envirothon NB de Science East est fier de présenter une conférence virtuelle sur la géologie le 22 février de 16:00 à 17:00.

Recommandé pour les élèves de la 6e à la 12e année en science de l’environnement, géographie physique, géologie et aux étudiants du secondaire intéressés à participer à la compétition Envirothon NB.

Pour participer à la présentation le 22 février à 16:00, cliquez sur le lien Microsoft Teams.

Objectifs d’apprentissage Envirothon Nb sur les sols et la terre.

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter Becky Geneau

Recommended Watch – Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet | Netflix

Breaking Boundaries tells the story of the most important scientific discovery of our time – that humanity has pushed Earth beyond the boundaries that have kept Earth stable for 10,000 years, since the dawn of civilization. The 75-minute film takes the audience on a journey of discovery of planetary thresholds we must not exceed, not just for the stability of our planet, but for the future of humanity. It offers up the solutions we can and must put in place now if we are to protect Earth’s life support systems.

Available now on Netflix.

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Oct 16th @ 12:30 – 4pm: Envirothon NB Teacher Field Day – Professional learning opportunity – Joignez-vous à nous le 16 octobre de 12:30 à 16:00.

Envirothon NB Teacher Field Day

When: Join us October 16th from 12:30 – 4pm

Where: Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex grounds, Fredericton

Who: Middle and High School Teachers (past Envirothon NB Advisors and new teachers/educators are welcome to participate).

This outdoor field day will get interactive with materials and equipment for each Envirothon NB topic (forestry, wildlife, soils and land use, and aquatic ecology). Meet the Envirothon partners who are natural resource specialists in their fields, explore hands-on learning using equipment, and receive educational resources for your classroom/team.

Dress for the weather. We will be outside all afternoon.

Coffee and nutritional snacks will be provided.

COVID-19 Health Measures

Must provide Proof of Vaccination to attend. Masks are encouraged to be worn when physical distancing is not possible.  Hand sanitizer and disinfecting cleaners will be available.

There will be a limit on the number of participants. We will be videoing the instruction at the stations for future educational use and can be sent to those not able to attend.

Confirm your participation by registering today. You will receive additional information specific to the event and the schedule closer to the date.

Registration Form

Envirothon NB HS Info Session FR (1)

Quand : Joignez-vous à nous le 16 octobre de 12:30 à 16:00.

Où : Centre Forestier Hugh John Flemming, Fredericton

Pour qui : Enseignants au niveaux 6 à 12 (anciens conseillers Envirothon NB et nouveau enseignants/éducateurs intéressés à participer)

(Ceci est une journée à l’extérieur comprenant des stations pour chaque sujet de l’Envirothon NB. Rencontrez des spécialistes en ressources naturelles, venez essayer le matériel et les ressources éducatives pour votre salle de classe.

Habillez-vous selon la température, l’activité se déroule entièrement à l’extérieur.

Le café et la collation seront fournis par les organisateurs.

Mesures sanitaires pour la COVID-19

Il faudra montrer une preuve de vaccination pour participer. Le port du masque est encouragé lorsque la distanciation physique est impossible. Du désinfectant et nettoyant sera disponible sur place. Le nombre de places est limité. Les instructions de chaque station seront enregistrées et seront disponibles pour consultation.

Inscrivez-vous dès aujourd’hui !. Vous recevrez des informations supplémentaires concernant la programmation à l’approche de l’événement.

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Oct 6th @ 3:30 pm: Middle School Teachers – Professional Learning Session: Intro to Envirothon NB Challenge / Joignez-vous à nous le 6 octobre 2021 à 15:30 !

Envirothon NB Middle School Webinar (1)


Join us on October 6th at 3:30 pm!

Envirothon NB is hosting a virtual learning opportunity for Middle School Teachers interested in piloting the Envirothon NB program in their class.  We will introduce the environmental science education program and the 1st Middle School Challenge.

Envirothon NB is administered by Science East and collaborates with natural resource specialists in the fields of Forestry, Aquatics, Wildlife, Soils and Land Use/Geology, Climate Change Education and Waste to Resources.

Teachers will receive:

  • Information about the Envirothon NB program and the Middle School Challenge that will culminate with a Field Day event held at Mount Allison University April 29, 2022.
  • Guidance to starting Envirothon NB at your school
  • Access to classroom educational resources such as lesson plans, activity sheets, virtual workshops/video recordings (curriculum outcome links to Science 6 (English / French Immersion), Science 7 (English / French Immersion), Science 8  (English / French Immersion)  with Sustainable Development Goals and NB Global Competencies and cross curricular links with Social Studies).
  • Connection to field professionals
  • Support ideas for Climate Action Projects
  • PL badge for attending

Register for FREE to receive the Zoom link to this Information Session.

Registration Form

Envirothon NB HS Info Session FR (2)

Joignez-vous à nous le 6 octobre 2021 à 15:30 !

Envirothon NB sera hôte d’une session virtuelle destinée aux enseignants des niveaux 6 à 8 intéressés par le projet pilote d’Envirothon NB dans leurs salles de classe. Nous présenterons le programme d’éducation en science environnementale et le premier défi Envirothon destiné aux écoles intermédiaires.

Envirothon NB est présenté par Science East en collaboration avec des spécialistes en ressources naturelles dans les domaines de la foresterie, la science de l’eau, la faune, les sols, la géologie, l’éducation au changement climatique et en réutilisation des déchets.

Les enseignants recevront:

  • Informations concernant le programme Envirothon NB et le Défi des Écoles Intermédiaires qui se terminera par une journée de compétition à Mount Allison University le 29 avril 2022.
  • Un accès à des ressources éducatives pour leur salle de classe tels que les plans de leçon, des feuilles d’activité et des enregistrements d’atelier virtuel.
  • Des conseils afin de démarrer un club Envirothon dans leur école.
  • Des contacts avec des experts.
  • Des idées pour soutenir les projets d’action sur les changements climatiques.
  • Un insigne de développement professionnel pour avoir participé.

Inscrivez-vous gratuitement pour recevoir le lien Zoom pour cette session d’information.

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