April 30, 2019
Tackle the 2020 Envirothon topic of water with Project Learning Tree!
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is a renowned environmental education program that provides high-quality professional development, award-winning curriculum materials, and local resources and support to PreK-12 teachers and other educators. PLT is an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
The Envirothon is a hands-on environmental problem-solving competition for high school-aged students in the United States and Canada. Participating teams complete training and testing in five natural resource categories: i.e., soils / landuse, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and current environmental issues. Envirothon is a program of the National Conservation Foundation.
This year, some 50 student teams representing the United States, Canada, and other countries will put their skills to the test July 28-August 2 at North Carolina University in Raleigh, North Carolina. The theme for the 2019 natural resources education competition is Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge and Technology to Feed the World. SFI/PLT are proud to be sponsors of Envirothon again this year.
Forests, Water, and Project Learning Tree!
While students compete, teachers and advisors who plan to coach high school student teams for next year’s 2020 NCF-Envirothon competition are invited to join us for a full day PLT workshop.
The theme for Envirothon next year is Water Resources Management: Local Control and Local Solutions and this day-long workshop will combine NC State researchers with educators as we explore issues around water and forests.
Time will be spent in the field and in NC State’s Center for Geospatial Analytics geovisualization lab to learn how researchers collect data and use modeling to help answer pressing research questions. Activities from PLT’s secondary modules will help bring these discussions into your classroom.
Date: Thursday, August 1
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm (1.5 hour lunch included)
- 6 Contact Hours to count towards professional development credits in your home state
- Time in NC State University’s state-of-art GIS lab
- Hands-on experiences with ARC-GIS resources and tangible landscape
- Focus on Forests PLT Guide
- Places We Live PLT Guide
- Teaching with i-Tree Curriculum
- Geospatial Applications for Problem Solving Activities
Cost: $20 donation that goes right back to support NCF-Envirothon programming!
- Registration for Team Advisors A-M (Alabama – Montana)
- Registration for Team Advisors N-Y (Nebraska – Yukon)
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Contact North Carolina PLT State Coordinator: