2018 Regional Envirothon Competition to take place at Fleming College

 

This year’s Envirothon Competition features a special focus on climate change

Peterborough ON – (April 18, 2018) – The Peterborough-Kawarthas-Northumberland Region Envirothon Steering Committee will host the 2018 Regional Envirothon at Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus with events on April 24 and May 3.

The Ontario Envirothon is an educational program as well as a team-based competition for high school students who love the outdoors. The event is considered an incubator for the environmental leaders of tomorrow and is designed to prepare students for future green careers.

Each Envirothon team consists of five youths in grades 9-12. Organized by Forests Ontario, the program is broken down into regional competitions, culminating with an Ontario Envirothon Championship. Winners of the Ontario Envirothon Championship then represent the province at the North American Envirothon Championship. Students have the opportunity to win prizes and scholarships at all levels.

Envirothon competitions involve four core subject areas – forestry, aquatics, soils, and wildlife – as well as one current issue topic. In 2018, the current issue topic is climate change. Interactive workshops give the students hands-on experience in the subject areas, while team-based activities are designed to develop critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, leadership and communication skills.

This is the second year a Regional Envirothon will be held in the Peterborough-Kawarthas-Northumberland Region. The Regional Envirothon encompasses two days of activities:

Regional Training Workshop Day
Tuesday, April 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fleming College, Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough

To prepare for the competition, all teams participate in a hands-on Training Workshop Day to ensure students have the required knowledge and skills for the competition day. Natural resource professionals deliver training sessions related to the five Envirothon core topics at outdoor stations.

Regional Competition Day
Thursday, May 3, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fleming College, Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough

Teams will compete by participating in written tests, practical tests and presentations related to the following five Envirothon core topics:

  • Forestry
  • Soils
  • Aquatics
  • Wildlife
  • 2018 Current Issue Topic – Climate Change

 

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 74,000 alumni.

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Members of the media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370