San Luis Valley Envirothon
San Luis Valley Envirothon workshops are designed to develop students' environmental resource knowledge and skills in the areas of soils and land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, and wildlife. Students will then apply these skills to resolve current environmental issues. This natural resource education program is for students in grades 9-12, who form teams of 5 students that will compete against other resource teams at the regional, state and national levels.
The San Luis Valley Envirothon program is an effective educational tool, capable of supplementing environmental education both inside and outside the classroom. The program aligns with the current Colorado Department of Education and National Environmental Education standards. The program does this through a series of trainings that establish relationships with a variety of resource professionals who serve as student facilitators and mentors.
All San Luis Valley students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to participate. Expenses to the field studies and state competition will be reimbursed back to the schools who participate.
These guides provide the an outline of the areas of study. There will be field excursions that provide hands-on activities for each topic area. RGWCEI will sponsor field study trips in each area. Schools will be reimbursed bus driver time and fuel for all field study trips but must provide receipts/documentation. Contact Bethany Howell for more information.
2020 Current Issue - Local Water Management
Soil & Land Use
extra info CO_land_judging.pdf
The following are learning outcomes followed by the national and international Envirothon competitions. The SLV Workshops are tailored to meet these outcomes:
The San Luis Valley Envirothon will host Natural Resource Workshops in preparation for the 2020 state competition.
Aquatic Ecology - September 11, 2019 at Platoro Reservoir in Conejos County
Soil Health & Land Use/Oral Presentation Practice - October 16, 2019 in Alamosa County
Wildlife/Forestry - November 6, 2019 at Rito Seco Wildlife Area in San Luis
*NEW* 2020 Mock Competition - April 1, 2020, Location TBD