NH ENVIROTHON COMPETITION

Each year, the NH Envirothon hosts an annual competition for high school teens in five categories: Soils and Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, Wildlife, Forestry, and a Current Environmental Issue. 

NH Envirothon School Rules

This year's Current Environmental Issue is focused upon Waste to Resources in the Granite State. 

During the competition, each Envirothon team must conduct an oral presentation on the Current Environmental Issue. 

Current Environmental Issue Learning Objectives

Look forward to upcoming information, guiding questions, and a list of resources on the 2022 Current Environmental Issue.

At the Soils to Land Use station, each Envirothon team will be judged on their knowledge of soil properties, soil biology, landforms and parent material, soil maps, and interpretations. 

 

A soil profile will be excavated and available for students to describe horizons, structure, permeability, depth to water table, color, and other features. 

Soils and Land Use
Hands in the Soil
Aquatic Ecology
Gentle Stream

At the Aquatic Ecology station, each team will be judged on their knowledge of the hydrologic cycle, watersheds, water chemistry, aquatic macro-invertebrates, seacoast, estuaries, lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers, mapping technologies, assessing impacts to aquatic ecosystems and designing best management practices to mitigate those impacts.

This includes a written test and a hands-on portion. 

Aquatic Ecology Learning Objectives

 

At the Wildlife station, each Envirothon team will be judged on their knowledge of general wildlife biology and basic wildlife management, including basic ecology and habitat management concepts and principles.  This includes both a written test and a hands-on portion. 

Wildlife
Moose
Forestry
Hands in the Soil
Quiet Forest

At the Forestry station, each Envirothon team will be judged on their knowledge of forest types, diversity and use, composition of forests, identification and characteristics, important insects and diseases of New Hampshire forests, and the benefits of forest land and forest management practices. 

As with the other stations, Forestry includes both a written test and a hands-on portion.  

Forestry Learning Objectives

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