- Equipment/Career Information
- BMP and Management Planning
- Overall Importance of the Resource
- Problem Solving and Technical Skills
- Site specific questions
75 Points for the written portion questions (each category):
- Multiple choice
- Short answers
- Fill in the blanks
- NO True False questions
75 Points for the oral question – Key Points to consider:
- Team Work – Requires students to formulate the answer as a team and present the answer/solutions as a team. No one person can deliver the answer.
- Knowledge - Requires teams to remember information they have already learned, may include factual data, definitions or observations.
- Comprehension - Consider factual information they have learned and interpret it. Make comparisons and interpretations.
- Application - Give solutions to problems.
- Analysis - Higher level thinking questions; teams must show understanding of the parts to an entire concept.
- Synthesis –Teams are required to analyze information and give explanations.
- Evaluation -Teams make judgments on ideas, solutions, methods or even products. Answers that provide reasons for the evaluation demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the topic, requiring the use of all the previous levels of thought processes.
Two short-answer questions per category will make up the Tie Breaker. This can be worked on at the Oral Presentation station.
Judges will score based on incorporating all five categories into a 5 minute answer. Rubric: Aquatic Biology 0-10 points; Current Issue 0-10 points; Forestry 0-10 points; Soil & Land Use 0-10 points; Wildlife 0-10 points; Clear, Concise, Presentable 0-15 points; Team Work 0-10 points.
Water ecology, water chemistry, plants and animals living in or around water, water quality, water conservation, etc.
- Aquatic Ecology Key Points
- Aquatic Study Packet
- North American Envirothon - Aquatic Biology Curriculum Guidelines
- South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) – Water Resources for Florida Agriculture: https://www.sfwmd.gov/doing-business-with-us/agricultural
A topic selected annually by the North American Envirothon and often adopted by the Regional and State Envirothon's Planning Committees with specific state or area modifications.
- North American Envirothon Current Competition webpage
- North American Envirothon - Current Issue Curriculum Guidelines
- Florida Department of Agriculture BMP
- Save Our Farms
2017 Current Topic: Agriculture Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship
Forest ecology, tree identification, insects, diseases, timber measurements, forest management, urban forestry, forest economics, etc.
Classification, soil formation, basic chemical and physical properties, profiles, soil characteristics, soil surveys, site suitability, erosion, land use, conservation practices, etc.
- Soil & Land Use Key Points
- Soil & Land Use Study Packet
- North American Envirothon - Soil & Land Use Curriculum Guidelines
- Sustainable Agriculture: http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/pubs/terms/srb9902terms.shtml
- Soil 4 Kids: http://soils4kids.org (by Soil Science Society of America), Recommended book: Lindbo, D. L., D. A. Kozlowski, and C. Robinson. (eds.) 2012. Know soil, know life. Soil Science Society of America.)
- Soil education: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/soils/edu/
- Groundwater: http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/earthgwdecline.html
- Organic farming: http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/pubs/ofp/ofp.shtml
- Restoration, golf, nutrient sections, and other articles: http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/
- Soil classification: http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/HomePage.htm
Identification, habitat, foods, diseases, rules and regulations, management, etc.
- Wildlife Key Points
- Wildlife Study Packet
- Zoology Terms and Definitions
- Guidelines for Ranking Invasive Species Controls Projects - NISC
- North American Envirothon - Wildlife Curriculum Guidelines
- Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) – Wildlife & Habitats (Species Profiles, Managed Species, Imperiled Species, Nonnative Species [see this list of species], Invasive Species, Wildlife Assistance, Living With Wildlife)
- eNature – Field Guides
- Florida Invaders (pdf)
- North American Envirothon – Curriculum Guidelines:http://www.envirothon.org/the-competition/curriculum-guidelines
Questions pertaining to the park will be on written tests. CB Smith Park is the site for the 2016 Regional Event. For more information on the park, click here.
EXAMPLE TESTS PROVIDED BY THE NORTH AMERICAN ENVIROTHON WEBSITE - http://www.envirothon.org/the-competition/test-writing
All study packets are suggested topics, concepts and areas of interest. Questions are directly taken from the Key Points, Study Packets and/or websites. Category Key Points and Study Packets are the same used for the Florida Envirothon. Websites are those suggested by the test makers of the Southeast Regional Envirothon.