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.