2014 Utah Envirothon

April 25-26 is the date for the 2014 Utah Envirothon competition at Castle Valley Outdoors Ranch near Emery, Utah.  

Teams prepare during the school year for testing in five study areas: aquatic ecology, forestry, soils and land use, wildlife and this year’s current issue - Sustainable Agriculture. All Envirothon activities will take place at the ranch.  Friday afternoon presentations will be given to a group of judges at the ranch Lodge with teams rotating through five field test stations on Saturday  where they learn from resource professionals before taking a written test.

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2013 Competition

At the culmination of the two day event, Soldier Hollow Charter School was pronounced the overall winning team for the 2013 Utah Envirothon competition. They were accompanied by their advisor, Kelly Gallo, left side of picture. Next to Kelly is Bryn Dayton, Stella Trincado, Sierra Curtis and Sierra Enos. Ian Lowell was absent for the picture. The team will advance to the North American Envirothon event held at Bozeman, Montana in August.

Winning the FFA first place award was the Sky View team lead by Dave Erickson. Pictured with the state FFA president, from left to right, are Janessa Christensen, Katie Ann Erickson, Jake Goodsell, Madelyn Kunzler, and Kaycee Goodrich. The team will attend the national FFA natural resouce comptetition in Indianapolis in October.

Second place overall goes to the other Sky View team. Pictured left to right, Kohl Yocum, Hailey Hansen, Tyler Curtis, Brad Ashcroft, Brennan Evans, and advisor, Dave Erickson.

 

Third place team was Salem Hills High School. Pictured left to right are Sydney Shuler, Caitlin Peers, Elisabeth Haun, Justus Thomas, and Sierra King. Brad Shuler is their advisor.

Oral presentations were held at the Snow College campus in Richfield. The next day students gathered at Fremont Indian State Park, Sam Stowe campground. Ideal weather and a beautiful surrounding made for an enjoyable event.

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Utah Envirothon 2013

April 26-27 is the date for the 2013 Utah Envirothon competition. This year held in the
Richfield, UT area.

Teams prepare during the school year for testing in five study areas: aquatic ecology,
forestry, soils and land use, wildlife and this year’s current issue Sustainable Rangeland Management. Friday night’s oral competition will be held on the Snow College campus where the students will present a land management plan to a panel of 5 judges. Saturday teams will rotate through five field test stations where they learn from resource professionals before taking a written test.

The overall Utah Envirothon winner earns an all expense paid trip in August to the North American Envirothon held at Montana State University in Bozeman Montana.

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2012 Utah Envirothon Competition

Soldier Hollow Charter School placed first at the Utah Envirothon,  held in Zion National Park, April 20 – 21. They were accompanied to the competition by Science Instructor Kelly Gallo and Chaperone Jennifer Curtis.

Team members (from left to right) are advisor Kelly Gallo, Christian Rigby, Ingrid Norton, Stella Trincado, Sierra Curtis, Bryn Dayton, and Sierra Enos. They competed against 18 other high school teams at the state competition.  Christian Rigby participated with the team as an alternate member.

The top scoring team would normally go on to compete against teams from around the United States and Canada at the Canon Envirothon on July 26-Aug. 1 in Pennsylvania. However, since these students are 8th graders and younger than other high school age teams, they will not be representing Utah at the Canon Envirothon, which requires participants be at least 9th graders.  This did not dampen the spirits of these young competitors, who are thrilled with their achievement.

A Salem Hills High School Team won second place, so they will be representing Utah at the Canon event this year. Team members are McKay Trotter, McKenna Jaussi, Bryce Trotter, Elisabeth Haun and McCrea Malkovich. Advisors are Brad Shuler and Steve Haskell.

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Utah Envirothon 2012

On April 20-21, teams from the state will converge at Zion National Park for the 15th annual Utah Envirothon.

Teams are tested on their knowledge in five study areas: aquatic ecology, forestry, soils and land use, wildlife and this year’s current issue Salt and Fresh Water Estuaries. Friday night’s oral competition will be held at Hurricane High School where the students will present a land management plan to a panel of 5 judges. Saturday’s competition will be held at the Zion National Park. Teams will rotate through five field test stations where they learn from resource professionals before taking a written test.

The overall Utah Envirothon winner earns an all expense paid trip this July to the Canon Envirothon held in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Non-point Source Pollution relating to Low Impact Development is the topic for this year’s event.

 

 

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Amazing teachers and advisors attend Utah Envirothon Workshop

A workshop to introduce the Envirothon program, was held Friday, January 6, 2012 at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Instruction included hands-on activities to incorporate into classroom instruction, as well as discussion with resource professionals. Randy Lewis (NRCS) taught soil development, texture and introduced participants to the soil survey. Eric Peterson (USU Ext Water Quality) put participants to work on a short version of the aquatic test, using results as a teaching tool. Nicki Frey (USU Ext Wildlife) thoroughly discussed wildlife habitat, while Ext Forester, Darren McAvoy took everyone outside to measure trees and explain basic identification. Jim Bowcutt from UDEQ, Water Quality explained the current environmental issue, Low Impact Development. Finally, Ron Hellster, former Envirothon advisor, coached advisors on the oral presentation.

 

The winning team at the Utah Envirothon (held at Zion National Park) receives an all expense paid trip to the Canon Envirothon, North America’s largest environmental education competition.  This year the students will travel to Pennsylvania to compete with over 50 teams from across the US and Canada.

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Utah Envirothon  Advisors Workshop

Get Involved with the Utah Envirothon!

Utah Envirothon is an environmental/natural resource education program where 9th-12th grade students form teams and are tested on their knowledge of aquatic ecology, forestry, soils & land use and wildlife. This year’s current issue is Non-Point Source Pollution, Low Impact Development. 

A workshop to introduce the program, or serve as a refresher course for others, is scheduled for Friday, January 6, 2012 at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Instruction will include hands-on activities to incorporate into classroom instruction. Plan to attend beginning at 10 am until 3:30 pm, lunch included. A $10. registration fee will cover training materials and lunch.

The winning team at the Utah Envirothon (held at Zion National Park) receives an all expense paid trip to the Canon Envirothon, North America’s largest environmental education competition.  This year the students will travel to Pennsylvania to compete with over 50 teams from across the US and Canada.

“I loved how well the workshop flowed this year! I liked that the presenters focused on what the actual contest would consist of. This helps me focus how I can prepare the kids.”

- January, 2011 participant
 

Contact Loralie Cox 801-542-8208 for more information

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Canon Envirothon

Utah Envirothon Team Attends International Competition in New Brunswick, Canada

Sky View High School FFA students attended the Canon Envirothon from July 23 to July 29 held at Mt. Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. They were among teams competing in the week-long North American environmental education competition, sponsored by Canon U.S.A. Inc.

Sky View High School FFA team members, Adam Aguillon, Case Haws, Jared Kunzler, Trent Peterson and Regina Ward joined 54 teams – representing 45 U.S. states, eight Canadian provinces and one Canadian territory. Over 270 participants were tested on their knowledge of various environmental issues while competing for a share of more than $125,000 in scholarships and Canon products. Each Canon Envirothon team is made up of five students that previously won their state or provincial competition, coming together to compete in aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, soil and land use. Each year, an additional topic is included based on a current environmental issue. For 2011, the topic was salt and freshwater estuaries.

Since 1997, Canon U.S.A. has been the title sponsor of this annual competition. The Canon Envirothon is the culmination of a series of competitions that began during the past school year and involved more than 500,000 high school students throughout North America. In written tests and oral presentations, starting at the local level, winning teams from schools and organizations competed for the distinction of representing their state, province or territory at the Canon Envirothon.

A five-member team from Manitoba, Canada, claimed victory and the $25,000 first-place prize in the 2011 Canon Envirothon competition. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, the Canon Envirothon competition will be held at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennslvania.

Pictures from Canon Envirothon

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Skyview FFA Represents Utah at Canon Envirothon

Following a two-day event in Brigham City the end of April, Dave Erickson’s team of FFA students walked away as the overall winners of the 2011 Utah Envirothon competition. Team members, Jared Kunzler, Trent Peterson, Adam Aquillion, Case Haws and Regina Ward are pictured with UACD President, Wendell Stembridge.

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