What: Envirothon – Estuaries Training
When: 10 am (EST) January 6th through 1 pm (EST) January 7th, 2011
Where: Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center, Jabez, KY
Who: Educators, Envirothon Coaches, Envirothon Volunteers, and Envirothon Teams (Students) (Anyone is welcome to attend)
Registration Fee: $55 per person (each room sleeps 4) Included Lodging and Meals(2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast)
The annual Kentucky Envirothon Competition is an event in which teams consisting of five high school-aged students use hands-on experiments, analysis, and use of critical thinking skills to answer questions related soils/land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and a current environmental issue which changes from year to year. The winning team of the Kentucky Envirothon Competition advances to the international Canon Envirothon Competition. The international competition will be held in Canada in 2011, where the current environmental issue focuses on estuaries.
In Kentucky, many of us have little experience and knowledge dealing with estuaries. At this workshop, a professional from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in South Carolina will lead participants in discussion and activities related to the 2011 Current Issue Learning Objectives. Local natural resource professionals will address soils/land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, and wildlife.
To register contact Ashley Osborne, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, Environmental Issues, 859-257-2505 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline December 17, 2010
Ashley R Osborne
University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service
Extension Associate for Environmental and Natural Resource Issues
N122 Ag Science North
Lexington, KY 40546-0091