Louisa County High School Envirothon Team placed 8th in the state at the 2015 Virginia Dominion Envirothon!
Congratulations to Marissa Sperry, Taylor Comer, Alexis Culley, Samantha Heid, Morgan Caudill, Matt LaPorte, Joshua Isenhour and Kim Jancaitis Martinak (Envirothon Team Coach). Well Done!
The Virginia Dominion Envirothon is a natural resources competition for high school students. Students participating have opportunities for hands-on learning from natural resource professionals. Expanding their knowledge of soils, forestry, wildlife and aquatics. As well as developing stewardship and management concepts while formulating strategies to solve real and hypothetical environmental issues. At each level of competition (local, regional, state and nationals), students are tested “in the field” on their knowledge of natural resources and oral presentation of the special topic - a current environmental issue (2016 Invasive Species - a challenge to the environment economy and society).
Envirothon is a hands-on environmental problem-solving competition for high school age students. Students who participate learn stewardship and management concepts and work to solve real and hypothetical environmental issues. Teams compete in 5 areas: soils, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and the special topic (topic changes yearly). The competition is held in the field and teams have the opportunity to meet and work with natural resource professionals. Teams consist of 5 members plus 2 alternates, in grades 9 - 12. All schools, FFA, 4-H, and home-school students are welcome. The team coach can be a teacher or any willing adult.
Hosted by TJSWCD in March; first and second place teams proceed to the Area II competition. To compete, teams must be registered with TJSWCD by February 1.
Hosted by the Area II Soil & Water Districts in April; the top three teams proceed to the State level.
The Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD) hosts the State level Envirothon in May.
The top team from each state meets at the National Envirothon. The 2016 Envirothon will be held in Canada this July.