October 2, 2011

Do you want to excite your students about the outdoors? Do they love nature and the natural world? Do you want to help connect them to the natural resources in their community? If you answered "YES!" to any of the questions above, we would like to invite you to help them participate in the Vermont Envirothon. The Vermont Envirothon helps students focus on Vermont's environmental issues related to forestry, wildlife, soils and water resources through real-world learning in a teamwork environment. It is co-sponsored by a variety of agencies and organizations working in natural resource conservation. The program provides an opportunity for hands-on field experiences and activities with professionals in the field. It's a way for high school-aged students to actively learn more about the natural world around them while they work together. Students learn to incorporate science-based investigations in helping to explore environmental issues. OK, you say. My students might be interested...What's the deal? Check out the Vermont Envirothon link and dive into hands-on experiential learning.