Three Rivers SWCD is hosting the 2021 Dominion Energy Envirothon, which is a natural resource-based competition for high schoolers!
The program typically is field oriented, but this year the training and competition will be virtual due to the co-vid 19 pandemic.
Teams consist of five students (plus up to two alternates) and can be created through 4-H clubs, FFA, boy/girl scout troops, or any other organizations. Natural resource professionals make tests for the teams to collaboratively work on in four categories consisting of soils, wildlife, aquatics, and forestry.
There also is an oral presentation for the students to work on dealing with a current environmental issue, which happens to be Water Resource Management: Local Control and Local Solutions. Students address the current environmental issue by working together and making a presentation on how to solve the problem in the most effective way possible.
The top 3 teams from the Area competition that Three Rivers SWCD is hosting will move onto the state competition, where 18 teams will be competing against each other.
Stay tuned for more details on the date of the training and competition. We would love to see some teams from the Three Rivers District (Essex, King William, and King & Queen Counties) take advantage of this unique opportunity since everything is online and easily accessible!
Please visit http://vaswcd.org/envirothon for more information. If you have any questions regarding the competition call Waring Baylor, Outreach & Education Coordinator, at (804) 443 2327 extension 4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.