Helping tomorrow’s environmentalists grow: Murphy-Brown sponsors the 2015 Area VII Environthon in North Carolina
Are you thinking what is an Envirothon? The program is a fun, hands-on, natural science academic competition for teams of middle and high school students sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
It’s an outdoor event where the teams compete in natural resources knowledge and an ecology field day. Students are tested on subject areas including aquatic ecology, forestry, soils and land use, wildlife and current environmental issues.
This year-long curriculum combining in-class studies with outdoor training in ecology and natural resource management emphasizes teamwork and higher order thinking skills, such as analysis and interpretation. It helps develop interest in the environment with students who will assume future leadership roles.
Murphy-Brown is proud to be an annual sponsor of the Area VII Envirothon with a donation that helps provide lunch and a t-shirt to the 300+ participants.