Mid-Coast Maine getaway: Maine Envirothon Raffle

Nov 12, 2012

Support the Maine Envirothon by enter ingto win a two-night/three-day stay at the beautiful Victorian Inn By-the-Sea in Lincolnville; Paddleboard, kayak, or sail with ThorFinn Expeditions, and dine at the Whale's Tooth Pub. Travel is for two people in the 2013 season. The tickets are $50 for one; $75 for two. You can purchase online at: www.maineswcds.org/envirothon, or contact the Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District, 338-1964 ext. 3. The drawing will be held at the MACD Winter Meeting Banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 28. The winner need not be present to win.

All proceeds support the Maine Association of Conservation District's statewide education program: The Maine Envirothon. It is a state and nation-wide environmental competition where high school students test their knowledge of natural resources and current environmental issues. Teams consisting of three to five students compete first at a regional level, answering questions and solving hands-on problems at five stations: wildlife, water/aquatics, forestry, soils and a current natural resource issue. This year's current issue is "Sustainable Forestland Management: Achieving Balance With Forest Products, Environmental Concerns, Traditional Recreation, Tourism and Increased Developmental Pressure." A minimum of two teams or one team for each five teams competing in a regional competition will advance to the State Finals.

Envirothon is an academic program that is aligned with the Maine Learning Results. As well as advising teams for competition, teachers throughout Maine successfully incorporate Envirothon concepts and hands-on activities into their science curricula. The program raises students' awareness of local and national environmental issues. Envirothon integrates math, language arts, cultural land-use history and science in ways unique to the field. Students build critical thinking and decision-making skills as they practice solving real environmental problems. If you are interested in forming a team, contact Josh Platt at josh@kcswcd.org or (207) 622-7847 ext.3. If you would like to buy a raffle ticket to support this program, please contact Kym Sanderson at 338-1964 x3.

 

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