ASWCD is looking for Aiken County public, private, and home school teachers and students to participate in two environmental science competitions coming up on May 5.
High School - South Carolina Envirothon Competition
The South Carolina Envirothon is an annual hands-on environmental problem-solving competition for high school students. Participating teams compete for recognition and scholarships by demonstrating their knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management. The Envirothon competition tests the student’s knowledge on topics such as soils, aquatics, forestry, wildlife and current environmental issues. This years contest will be held at the Sandhill Research and Education Center in Columbia. Teams of five students and one alternate compete at five different stations. The stations are soils, aquatics, forestry, wildlife, oral presentation, and a current topic.
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Middle School - CSRA-ESEC Eco-Meet
THE ECO-MEET was developed by ESEC to promote awareness and enthusiasm for excellence in environmental education and stewardship. Modeled after the High School Envirothon, the Eco-Meet brings together teams of middle school students to participate in a day-long environmental education challenge. Teams compete at hands-on environmental testing stations which have been designed by ESEC member organizations. Teams and coaches are treated to lunch and an exciting educational program. This year’s ECO-MEET will be held at the Savannah River Ecology Lab. Teams of four students compete at six stations. The station topics are archaeology, bird biology, lake ecology & fish biology, watersheds, and soils. Students can also submit an optional project.
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For more information about these competitions please contact Lauren Burroughs at 803-262-4470 or email@example.com