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The Orange, Osceola and Seminole Soil and Water Conservation Districts are proud to announce their 23rd Annual Regional Envirothon to be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Harry P. Leu Botanical Gardens, Orlando, Florida.
Please read all information prior to registering your teams.
Information you will need to gather before registering your teams:
- Student name
- Team name
- T-shirt size
- Lunch preference
Register each student, advisor and volunteer for a "ticket". For example, if you have 5 teams of 5 students (25), an advisor and a volunteer, select 27 tickets.
You will need at registration t-shirt sizes for your students and a lunch preference of ham, roast beef, turkey or veggie sub sandwich. T-shirts are limited to students only.
2017 Orange/Osceola/Seminole Regional Envirothon Rules
1. The Orange/Osceola/Seminole Regional Envirothon competition will consist of five events – Aquatics, Soils, Wildlife, Forestry, and Current Environmental Issues. In 2017 the current environmental issue will be: Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship.
2. Students must be registered in grades 9-12 for the current school year to compete in an Envirothon competition.
3. Teams will consist of five members from the same school and/or organization / association. Schools may enter more than one team, no more than six (6).
4. Teams must be accompanied by an adult advisor/teacher. There should be at least one adult chaperone for every three teams participating in the Envirothon. Advisors and chaperones will accompany their teams to the testing stations but cannot offer assistance in answering test questions or tasks.
5. Team advisors will be responsible to assure that team members display proper conduct during the competition and at the host facility. Participants are not allowed to pick flowers or otherwise destroy property at Leu Gardens. If participants finish the test early, they should not be disruptive but should just sit down and talk quietly to fellow team members.
6. Snuff, tobacco, drugs and alcohol are NOT permitted during any part of the competition. Rules applicable to the host facility, Harry P. Leu Gardens, will be adhered to.
7. Students are NOT permitted to bring electronic devices into Leu Gardens during the competition; this includes cell phones, Ipads, MP3 players, etc. Such devices need to be secured in your transportation vehicle or left at home or school.
8. Transportation will be the responsibility of each participating team.
9. The competition will be conducted by cooperating environmental agencies. The local Soil and Water Conservation District will be the recipient of all communication from the State and National Envirothon committees. An Appeals Committee will be established by the Planning Committee prior to the start of the competition.
10. Judges decisions are FINAL on all events. Tie breaker procedures will be determined before competition begins.
11. Winner of the competition will be determined by the highest cumulative total points from the five test stations. All ties must be broken to decide the winner of the competition.
12. Each County may send one winning team to the Florida State Envirothon competition, providing that team has competed against at least one other team from at least one different organization within the same county.
13. If a winning team opts not to attend the state or national competition, the team with the next highest cumulative score is eligible. The team advancing to the Florida State Envirothon must be made of the same team members that won the regional competition.
14. No books, notes, information or instructional material may be taken into Leu Gardens or used at the testing stations. Only material given out at the testing station may be used to assist in answering test questions.
15. No backpacks are to be taken into Leu Gardens.
16. The Regional Envirothon Committee will provide resource materials for advisors entering a team in a regional competition. The Florida Envirothon Committee will provide resource materials for advisors of each team entered in the state competition.
17. All participating team members must wear their Envirothon T-shirts at Leu Gardens the day of the event. Shirts will be provided to advisor/teachers the morning of the event.
Study Guides for students can be found on the Osceola Soil and Water Conservation District website, www.osceolaswcd.org.
February 2, 2017 Envirothon Schedule:
8:00 A.M.- Student Arrival Time – Registration
8:30 A.M.- Opening Ceremony and Orientation
8:55 A.M. - Horn Sounds – Disperse to Five Testing Stations
9:00 A.M.- Horn Sounds – Begin Testing (1)
9:25 A.M.- Horn Sounds – Travel to Next Station
9:30 A.M.- Horn Sounds – Begin Testing (2)
9:55 A.M.- Horn Sounds – Travel to Next Station
10:00 A.M. - Horn Sounds – Begin Testing (3)
10:25 A.M. - Horn Sounds – Travel to Next Station
10:30 A.M. - Horn Sounds – Begin Testing (4)
10:55 A.M. - Horn Sounds – Travel to Next Station
11:00 A.M. - Horn Sounds – Begin Testing (5)
11:25 A.M. - Horn Sounds – End of Testing
11:30 A.M. - Lunch Served
12:15 P.M. - Awards Presentation
1:00 P.M. - Adjourn
Advisors will need to provide student transportation to the competition to be held at Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803. Report to the Garden Room for check-in. Directions
The winning teams from Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties will advance to the Florida state competition.
The team that wins the Florida State Envirothon will go on to compete at the National Envirothon.
2017 North American Envirothon
Mount St. Mary's University
July 23 - July 29, 2017
For more information visit www.envirothon.org.
Questions about registration? Contact Amy in the Soil & Water Office at 407-847-4465, extension 3.