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Take the Envirothon Challenge in 2019! The Area II Envirothon will be held April 25, 2019 at Camp Beaumont - 2429 OH-45 Rock Creek, OH 44084. This event is hosted by Ashtabula and Trumbull County Soil and Water Conservation Districts. What is the National Conservation Foundation – Area II Envirothon? Envirothon is designed to stimulate, reinforce and enhance interest in the environment and natural resources among high school students. A competitive outdoor team event, Envirothon offers a unique and enjoyable learning experience. A team consists of 5 students, all from the same school. An adult advisor (or advisors) must accompany the team, but is not permitted to assist the team during the competition. Envirothon tests students' knowledge of soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatic ecology and current environmental issues. This year’s current environmental issue is “Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge & Technology to Feed the World. In addition, the Envirothon encourages cooperative decision-making and team building. While each student on an Envirothon team is challenged to contribute his or her personal best, the score that counts at the end of an Envirothon is the team score. Five Area Envirothons are conducted around Ohio each spring. The top four teams from each of the Area competitions progress to the Ohio Envirothon in June held in a different part of the state each year. The top-scoring team in the Ohio Envirothon is eligible to compete in the National Conservation Foundation - Envirothon, hosted by a different state or Canadian province every year. For more information, go to www.envirothon.org. In Ohio, Envirothon is sponsored by the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Natural resource and environmental specialists from many agencies, organizations, colleges, universities, park districts and businesses devise the Envirothon questions and staff the various testing ecostations. The Ohio Envirothon is financed by grants, donations from businesses and through contributions to the Don Rehl Memorial Envirothon Fund. Many local businesses also provide services and products in support of Area and Ohio Envirothons. Teachers—check out your local SWCD’s website for more information. Deadline for registration is March 15, 2019!!

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  • Take the Envirothon Challenge in 2019!

    The Area II Envirothon will be held April 25, 2019 at Camp Beaumont - 2429 OH-45

    Rock Creek, OH 44084.

    This event is hosted by Ashtabula and Trumbull County Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

    What is the National Conservation Foundation – Area II Envirothon?

    Envirothon is designed to stimulate, reinforce and enhance interest in the environment and natural resources among high school students. A competitive outdoor team event, Envirothon offers a unique and enjoyable learning experience. A team consists of 5 students, all from the same school. An adult advisor (or advisors) must accompany the team, but is not permitted to assist the team during the competition. Envirothon tests students' knowledge of soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatic ecology and current environmental issues. This year’s current environmental issue is “Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge & Technology to Feed the World. In addition, the Envirothon encourages cooperative decision-making and team building. While each student on an Envirothon team is challenged to contribute his or her personal best, the score that counts at the end of an Envirothon is the team score.

    Five Area Envirothons are conducted around Ohio each spring. The top four teams from each of the Area competitions progress to the Ohio Envirothon in June held in a different part of the state each year. The top-scoring team in the Ohio Envirothon is eligible to compete in the National Conservation Foundation - Envirothon, hosted by a different state or Canadian province every year. For more information, go to www.envirothon.org.

    In Ohio, Envirothon is sponsored by the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Natural resource and environmental specialists from many agencies, organizations, colleges, universities, park districts and businesses devise the Envirothon questions and staff the various testing ecostations.

    The Ohio Envirothon is financed by grants, donations from businesses and through contributions to the Don Rehl Memorial Envirothon Fund. Many local businesses also provide services and products in support of Area and Ohio Envirothons.

    Teachers—check out your local SWCD’s website for more information.

    Deadline for registration is March 15, 2019!!

  • Area II & Ohio Envirothon Registration Form Please type or neatly print

    All team members, alternates and advisors must submit a release form with registration.

    Team Name:__________________________________________________________________ School: ______________________________________________________________________ School Address:________________________________ Phone: _________________________ City: ________________________ County: ___________________________ Zip: ___________ Name Sex Grade Level T-shirt Size

    Team Captain: ____________________________ ___ __________ ____ Team Member: ____________________________ ___ __________ ____ Team Member: ____________________________ ___ __________ ____ Team Member: ____________________________ ___ __________ ____ Team Member: ____________________________ ___ __________ ____ Alternate: _________________________________ ___ __________ ____ Alternate: _________________________________ ___ __________ ____ Alternate: _________________________________ ___ __________ ____ Alternate: _________________________________ ___ __________ ____ Alternate: _________________________________ ___ __________ ____ Advisor 1 Name: _________________________________ Sex: ______ T-shirt size _________ Summer address: _________________________________________________________________ Cell Phone: ______________________ E-mail address: ___________________________________ Advisor 2 Name: _________________________________ Sex: ______ T-shirt size _________ Summer address: _________________________________________________________________ Cell Phone: ______________________ E-mail address: ___________________________________

    NOTE: All teams must be registered by March 15, 2019. Mail and E-Mail are accepted. (No fax)

    Return forms to Ashtabula SWCD – 39 Wall St – Jefferson, OH 44047 or email to [email protected]

    Only registered team members or alternates with signed release forms may participate in the Area

    or Ohio Envirothon. Alternate team members must be pre-registered, but may attend the Envirothon ONLY if substituting for a registered team member who is unable to participate.

    Turn over and please note medical, dietary or other restrictions of which we should be aware.

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    Team will be staying for lunch YES NO

    If NO, would your team like lunch to go? YES NO We can provide a box of pizza to you if you can’t stay. Please note any mobility or medical issues, food preferences (i.e. vegan, vegetarian, etc.) or dietary restrictions. We will try to accommodate these as much as possible.

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  • Area and Ohio Envirothon Release Form - 2019

    This form is to be completed by each student’s parent/guardian and returned to Ashtabula SWCD. This form must also be completed and signed by advisors, staff persons and guests and returned to the Ashtabula SWCD.

    Attendee’s Full Name (please print)_____________________________________________________________ Home Address______________________________________________________________________________ Street address, City, State, Zip Code Home Phone ( )_______________________________ Parent Work Phone ( )__________________________ Emergency Contact_______________________________________ Phone ( )________________________ Relationship to Attendee______________________________________________________________________ Medical Insurance Provider____________________________ Policy #________________________________ Allergies (food, medication, insects, etc.)_________________________________________________________ Medical Conditions (asthma, diabetes, etc.) _____________________________________________________________________________________ Medical Equipment Used (Epi-pen, inhaler, etc.)__________________________________________________ Medications Currently Being Taken_____________________________________________________________

    Please bring any needed medical supplies with you to the testing stations. I understand the Area and Ohio Envirothon may be strenuous and adverse weather conditions may occur. Nevertheless, I assume the risk involved. In the event of an accident, I authorize the Area and Ohio Envirothon to provide emergency medical treatment for me during this event. I have been assured that all reasonable care will be taken to prevent incident: therefore, I will not hold Area and Ohio Envirothon, the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, or the host site liable should an accident occur. I also give my consent to the use of any photographs or videos taken of me by officials of the Area and State Envirothon or their representatives to be used for promotional and/or editorial purposes only. Signature of Participant________________________________________ Date_____________________________ I, (please print)__________________________________(parent/guardian) give permission for my child ______________________________(name)to participate in the Area and/or Ohio Envirothon. Signature of Parent/Guardian_____________________________________ Date________________________ Relationship to Participant____________________________________________________________________

    Return form by drop off, mail, email or fax to: Ashtabula SWCD 39 Wall St,

    Jefferson OH 44047, [email protected] or (440) 576-9546 by March 15, 2019

    mailto:[email protected]

  • 2019 Key Topic Resources

    Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge and technology to feed the world

    Key Topic # 1 Resources 1.Biodiversity conservation and agricultural sustainability: towards a new paradigmof ‘eco-agriculture’ landscapes 2.Study: Bioenergy Decisions Involve Wildlife Habitat and Land Use Trade-offs 3.Could soils help save the climate? 4.Ecosystem services and agriculture: tradeoffs and synergies 5.Linking Ecologists and Traditional Farmers in the Search for Sustainable Agriculture Key Topic # 2 Resources 1.Soil Has a Microbiome, Too 2.Soil Health Growers 3.Soil Health and Soil Health Institute Featured on American Farmer TV Series (Video) 4.The Hope in Healthy Soil’ Video Series (Video) Key Topic # 3 Resources 1.Beyond conservation agriculture 2. North Carolina Farm Family Awarded for Conservation Practices 3. Why Industrial Farms Are Good for the Environment 4. Organic farming not always best for the plane 5. What Is Sustainable Agriculture 6. Sections to focus on in “Beyond Conservation Agriculture” Key Topic # 4 Resources 1.A Diversity of Bees Is Good for Farming 2.Cover Crops – Organic Farming 3.Farming for Bees 4.Forest farming economic, environmental benefits

    https://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Biodiversity-Conservation-and-Agricultural-Sustainability.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Biodiversity-Conservation-and-Agricultural-Sustainability.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/1_Bioenergy-Decisions-Involve-Wildlife-Habitat-and-Land-Use-Trade-offs.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Could-soils-help-save-the-climate.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Ecosystem-Services-and-Agriculture--Tradeoffs-and-Synergies.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Ecosystem-Services-and-Agriculture--Tradeoffs-and-Synergies.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Ecologists-and-Traditional-Farmers-in-the-Search-for-Sustainable-Ag.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/Soil-Has-a-Microbiome-Too.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Soil-Health-Growers-Checklist.pdfhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo8kUio-ERAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TucmtBLmeyU&index=8&list=PL4J8PxoprpGaCb1k93_Y5pOm9b-9V1pMXhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Beyond-Conservation-Agriculture.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/North-Carolina-Farm-Family-Awarded-for-Conservation-Practices.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Opinion-_-Why-Industrial-Farms-Are-Good-for-the-Environment.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Organic-farming-not-always-best-for-the-planet.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/What-is-sustainable-agriculture_1.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Sections-to-focus-on-in-Beyond-Conservation-Ag.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/A-Diversity-of-Bees-Is-Good-for-FarmingAnd-Farmers-Wallets.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Cover-Crops-for-Organic-Farms.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Farming-for-Bees.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Forest-farming-can-bring-economic-environmental-benefits-to-WNC.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Forest-farming-can-bring-economic-environmental-benefits-to-WNC.pdf

  • Key Topic # 5 Resources 1. Can meat actually be eco-friendly? 2. Sharing North Carolina Agribusiness Exports with the World 3. Urban Agriculture Could Potentially Produce a Tenth of the World's Food. Is Grass Really the Best Use for Your Yard? Key Topic # 6 Resources 1. A controversial technology could save us from starvation … if we let it 2. Papers suggesting that biotech crops might harm the environment … 3. Biotechnology Frequently Asked Questions 4. Engineering Honesty: USDA Moves to Disclose “GMOs” 5. Opinion- When Genetic Engineering is an environmentally friendly choice 6. The Future of Agriculture Key Topic # 6-2 Resources 1. Next Generation –USDA…Learning Opportunities for new farmers 7 ranchers 2. Ag Technology 3. Breaking Ground A co P OPINION: WHEN GENETIC ENGINEERING IS THE ENVIRONMENTALLY of abuse from other scientists. Emily Waltz asks if the critics fight

    https://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Can-meat-actually-be-eco-friendly.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Sharing-North-Carolina-Agribusiness-Exports-with-the-World.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Urban-Agriculture-Could-Potentially-Produce-a-Tenth-of-the-Worlds-Food.-Is-Grass-Really-the-Best-Use-for-Your-Yard.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Urban-Agriculture-Could-Potentially-Produce-a-Tenth-of-the-Worlds-Food.-Is-Grass-Really-the-Best-Use-for-Your-Yard.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/A-controversial-technology-could-save-us-from-starvation--if-we-let-it.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Battlefield.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Biotechnology-FAQs.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Engineering-Honesty_-USDA-Moves-to-Disclose-GMOs.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/OPINION_1_-When-genetic-engineering-is-the-environmentally-friendly-choice.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/The-Future-of-Agriculture.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Next-Gen_USA-Today.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/Tech-Savvy---NC-Ag-Technology.pdfhttps://www.envirothon.org/images/2019/USA-Today_Breaking-Ground.pdf

    2019 - Take the Envirothon Challenge .pdf2019 - Take the Envirothon Challenge 2019 Area 2 Envirothon - Save the Date2019 Area Envirothon Release Form2019 Advisor Activity request 2019 Key Topic Resources

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