Envirothon Education Materials

The following information was gathered by Mary Hendrix at DNRC to provide alternative education in the wake of the 2020 Envirothon cancellation.

Here are additional online resources for you, your Envirothon teachers and students. Some of these links are from other states and their Envirothon curriculum, but I think there’s some value in learning from other places. There’s a lot here and I hope it’s useful information.

YouTube videos from Kentucky (Although these videos are done by the University of Kentucky, they’re not really Kentucky-specific).

How to Measure Tree using a Biltmore Stick – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8kzuq6ecKI
Tree Identification Overview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMRp8W1Q6b4
Identifying Trees Using a Dichotomous Key –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGSW8aFvr_Q
Leaf Characteristics – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTZQrVGtDxM
Leaf Arrangement – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZYNuJAdVvw
Leaf Form – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHzlUjeZIQI
Leaf Margins – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkMjYJCdmF0
Additional Tree Characteristics – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOk2TLFc3DA
Tree Id – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6ExXUL-Kck

Envirothon Education Resources

The North Carolina Envirothon has some training videos and podcasts that can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/envirothonnc/study-resources/videos [sites.google.com]

The Pennsylvania Envirothon has some training videos for Wildlife and Soils, found under the “Learning Enhancements” tab: https://www.envirothonpa.org/station/wildlife/ [envirothonpa.org]  https://www.envirothonpa.org/station/soils-and-land-use/ [envirothonpa.org]

 The Manitoba Envirothon has some resources and training videos for the different topics here: https://www.thinktrees.org/what-we-do/manitoba-envirothon/ [thinktrees.org]

 The Connecticut Envirothon has some interactive resources for the natural resource areas: http://ctenvirothon.org/study-guides/ [ctenvirothon.org]

 Forests Ontario has some Envirothon-specific training videos on their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ontforest/playlists [youtube.com]

The North American Association of Environmental Educators (NAAEE) has compiled lists of environmental resources: https://naaee.org/our-work/programs/covid-19-resources-tips-and-support [naaee.org]

Project Learning Tree has resources available focusing on plants and forests: https://www.plt.org/ [plt.org]

Project WET has some lesson plans and resources available for Aquatic Ecology and other water-related topics: https://www.projectwet.org/resources [projectwet.org]

Project WILD has some guidelines for field activities: https://www.fishwildlife.org/projectwild/remote-wild [fishwildlife.org]

The North Carolina Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs has several links on their resources page as well as a searchable online resource database: https://www.eenorthcarolina.org/educator-resources/curriculum-and-lesson-plans [eenorthcarolina.org]

 The National Science Teaching Association has many resources available, and is currently offering a free 30-day membership: https://www.nsta.org/ [nsta.org]

 The US EPA has some activities available: https://www.epa.gov/new-bedford-harbor/environmental-education-resources-teachers-and-students [epa.gov]

 National Environmental Education Foundation has some home-based learning resources and some educator toolkits: https://www.neefusa.org/education [neefusa.org]