Envirothon is a competitive group solving environmental problems. Forestry, soils, aquatics, wildlife and an annual mystery topic are fundamental. Training Days are held at Arlington Echo in spring and fall. Members participate in field trips and after school meetings to work on environmental projects in the five disciplines through hands-on activities. Acquired knowledge is demonstrated through competition and success is dependent upon previous work.
The group is open to anyone with a passion for the environment or who just wants to understand how the world works and what they can do to keep it healthy.
in Anne Arundel County for the 9th straight year!
Students meet every other Tuesday after school to prepare for the annual Anne Arundel County Envirothon Competition, in which students test their knowledge and skills in analyzing environmental indicators. The topics include wildlife, forestry, soils and aquatics, plus one specialty area per year.
Envirothon is a fun and exciting way to learn about the natural world around us. The team studies Maryland’s natural resources over the course of a school year.
In the spring, they battle for the county Envirothon title. The county winner then advances to the statewide Maryland Envirothon. This two day competition is usually held in June and features a number of outdoor activies, including night hikes, campfire chats and wildlife demonstrations, along with additional training in five resource areas. The winner of the Maryland Envirothon earns the right to represent the state at the Canon Envirothon.
See Mr Echiverri, science teacher, for more information.