Natural Resource Education Training

The Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District will be conducting a training for students and teachers interested in natural resources and natural resource education this Saturday, January 30 at Eastern View High School in Culpeper County. The training is intended to prepare students and teachers for Envirothon, North Americaâ??s largest environmental science competition.

Teams of high school students and coaches will focus on beginner and advanced tracks of aquatics and wildlife topics.

During official competitions, Envirothon teams are tested on four main topics â?? aquatics, forestry, soils and wildlife â?? plus a special topic that changes every year. Also, a challenge is developed based on the special topic and teams must develop a 20 minute presentation with their solution â?? including one visual aid that does not require electricity.

While this training is focused on Envirothon teams, participation is open to any student or coach interested in starting a team (minors must be accompanied by an adult). Pre-registration is required.

Teachers without teams may attend and may be eligible for professional development points.

To register, contact Stephanie DeNicola at 540-825-8591 or stephanied@culpeperswcd.org. The training costs $5 per person (bring your own lunch) and runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.