Envirothon is a hands-on, outdoor environmental education program and competition for grades 9-12 students, covering topics such as soils, aquatics, wildlife, forestry, and—this year’s special topic—species at risk.
The 2023 York Region Envirothon will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at the Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre here in Stouffville.
Because the York Region event was at capacity, a Stouffville District Secondary School team will be participating in the Toronto Envirothon.
Bullet Point News interviewed Markville science teacher Sabrina Liu to hear more.
“In order to do well in the Envirothon, students need to work together as a team and look for solutions to natural conservation issues,” Liu explained. “They will work through modules together, learn from each other, and..come together to answer each other’s questions.”
To prepare, “students will be motivated to extend their learning beyond the classroom and deepen their understanding of environmental concepts,” Liu continued. “They will develop necessary skills required for the competition such as leadership and communication skills.”
The winning team from each regional competition will advance to a final Ontario-wide Envirothon round in late May, and the winning provincial team will compete at the national NCF Envirothon in New Brunswick this summer.
Watch the interview with Sabrina Liu by clicking the image below