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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.