The 2020 Fred B. Miller, Jr. Regional Envirothon will take place on March 5th at the Jacksonville Arboretum. The Envirothon is a problem-solving, natural resource education program for high school students. This annual competition is a field-oriented program in which student teams learn to use critical thinking skills to answer written questions or conduct hands-on investigations about environmental issues.
The Envirothon competition is open to students from the 9th to 12th grade. Five students compete as a team and answer questions about forestry, soils, aquatics, wildlife, and a current issue. The 2020 Envirothon current environmental issue is "Water Resources Management: Local Control and Local Solutions". The winners of the local competitions compete at the Florida Envirothon, and the state winner competes at the National Envirothon.
Training workshops for advisors and students will be offered on January 18 and February 15 at Frank H. Peterson Academy. Workshops are free. Registration for the competition is $5 per person, including advisers. Pay Online at www.duvalsoilandwater.com or make checks payable to Duval Soil & Water Conservation District, 260 US Highway 301 North, Baldwin, FL 32234-1440.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION is February 5, 2020. Contact Joyce Miller, Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org 410-688-2365 (talk or text) with questions. Learn more at https://envirothon.org/.