June 14 - June 15
The envirothon is a fun and exciting way for high school students in grades 9-12 to learn about the natural world around us. Envirothon teams are made up of 5 students who work together to study Maryland’s natural resources over the course of the school year. All topics are very hands-on and include practical skills and the trainings are taught by experts in each field.
Aquatics – Students explore complex under-water ecosystems with marine and freshwater biologists. They also learn how wetlands and buffers contribute to healthy streams.
Forestry – Maryland foresters will teach how to identify tree species and determine a tree’s height and age. Students also learn management techniques for healthy and productive forestry resources.
Soils – Students work alongside soil scientists to learn about profiling and mapping techniques used to determine soil characteristics for farming and developing activities.
Wildlife – Students learn first hand from wildlife managers about animal populations and dynamics in Maryland and the importance of preserving wildlife habitat.
2018 Fifth Issue – Western Rangeland Management and Pasture Management