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Last Updated: April 05, 2016

The Manitoba Forestry Association and partners are proud to host the 20th Annual Manitoba Envirothon. Starting in 1997 with 4 teams and 20 students we have now had over 540 teams and over 2,700 students participate! We have witnessed many wonderful moments, highs, lows, bad weather, great facilities and hosts and great venues.  Help us make the next 20 even better!

The Manitoba Envirothon Steering Committee is pleased to announce that the 2016 Manitoba Envirothon will be held from May 26- 28, 2016 at the Wilderness Edge Retreat and Conference Centre, Pinawa, Manitoba

Regional Events are currently being planned for the week of April 18 - 22, 2016 across the province!  Please keep checking here or our Facebook page for further details!

Good luck everyone!




Calling out to all Ex-Envirothoners – Students, Advisors and Volunteers
If you are looking for an opportunity to continue supporting this great educational program there are a couple of avenues to do so.

1. Time and Talent: The Test Writing Committee is looking for more individuals to participate on this committee. The 2016 Theme this year is Invasive Species: A Challenge to the Environment, Economy and Society? We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with an interest in one of the following core disciplines: Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, Wildlife and the Theme. Responsibilities include: site visits to set the Provincial field test; generate questions for the regional and provincial tests; participate in the actual event and mark submitted questions, etc. If you have an interest in participating on this committee please contact Glenn Peterson  204.453.3182 or envirocoordinator@thinktrees.org.

  

2. Financially: Did you know that you can make a donation to the Envirothon Program through the Manitoba Forestry Association and receive a charitable tax receipt! Make your donation out to the Manitoba Forestry Association but note that it is for Manitoba Envirothon. If you contribute through All Charities, MFA is also listed as one of the many charities one can donate to. Again just note that you want your donation to go to MFA - Manitoba Envirothon. Any amount is greatly appreciated. For more information contact Glenn Peterson 204.453.3182 or envirocoordinator@thinktrees.org.

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The Manitoba Envirothon

For 20 years the Manitoba Forestry Association has offered the Manitoba Envirothon which has provided Manitoba's high school students a unique and fun way to learn about the environment and current issues. Envirothon is a hands-on learning program which helps students develop important skills such as critical thinking, study skills and team work.

There are two components to the Envirothon competition, a field test and an orals competition. The trail test is a hands on activity, students apply their knowledge to answer questions in the field. The oral competition combines public speaking with the students' learning experiences to develop and present a solution to a current environmental issue.

Click Here to watch a short video which illustrates what Envirothon is.

Regional events are designed for students to come and learn for the day. Students and advisors will have the Envirothon experience without as large of a time commitment to studying the resource documents ahead of time.

All teams must compete at the Regional level in order to advance to the Provincial competition.


For more information please contact the Envirothon Coordinator at envirocoordinator@thinktrees.org or 204.453.3182.

 

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