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Education

Area II Envirothon - Highschool


The mission of the North American Envirothon is to develop knowledgeable skilled and dedicated citizens who have an understanding of natural resources and are willing and prepared to work towards achieving and maintaining a balance between the quality of life and the quality of the environment.
The Envirothon mission is accomplished by developing in young people an understanding of the principles and practices of natural resource management and ecology and through practice dealing with complex resource management decisions.

Thousands of teachers and professionals throughout the United States and Canada guide students through the Envirothon each year.  The Envirothon program combines classroom learning with outdoor activities, culminating in competitions at the area level (North East Ohio), state and international levels.  This exposure to nature from a critical perspective and the understanding of human impacts on the natural world provide invaluable lessons, helping students understand ecosystems and our environment.


Envirothon teams are tested on their knowledge in five topic areas:  Soils and Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife and a Current Environmental Issue. They are exposed to scientists and experts in each of the above fields, working hard, but having fun while learning.  Open to high school students, a team may be sponsored by a high school, home schooled group or a scout or community service group.  Each school can send two teams of five members each.

For more information on the Envirothon visit the North American Envirothon website at www.envirothon.org, Ohio Envirothon Region Information or contact Mahoning County SWCD at 330-740-7995.

GM Green Program


The General Motors Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GM GREEN) creates opportunities for young people to learn more about the watersheds they live in and to use what they learn to create lasting solutions for pressing water quality issues. The program engages young people to be knowledgeable about watersheds and their problems, to have the skills to solve those problems, and to be motivated to work toward a solution. Through GM GREEN, Earth Force, local environmental organizations, and mentors at General Motors share a commitment to increasing civic engagement, improving the quality of education, and protecting the environment.
GM Green Website

Models for teachers to borrow for classroom presentations