Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Envirothon background information
The Renfrew County Regional Envirothon is an educational program developed by the Ontario Forestry Association that is intended to provide an opportunity for high school students to learn about various environmental disciplines (e.g. aquatics, forestry, soils and wildlife). This program is for English and French High School students from grades nine to twelve. It is delivered through field trips, resource materials and competitions at the regional, provincial and North American level. Area secondary school students are encouraged to participate in an interactive field workshop to learn a variety of resource management concepts within these modules followed by a competition to test the newly acquired knowledge. Envirothon uses field testing to develop critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and communication skills.The winning team of the Renfrew County Envirothon will later represent the county at a provincial competition. We would like to congratulate all Renfrew County students from Madawaska High School, Mackenzie High School, Opeongo High School, Arnprior District High School, Bishop Smith Catholic High School, General Panet High School, Centre Scolaire Jeanne Lajoie Catholique Parllion Secondarie, Fellows High School and Renfrew Collegiate Institute who have participated. Special congratulations to the team from Opeongo High School who proceeded to represent Renfrew County at the Provincial competition in St. George, in 2007 and 2009 and to Mackenzie for representing us in 2008.This program is made possible because of the generous support of many partners. Volunteers and partners and sponsors provide financial and in kind support that make the event possible. The schools participating in 2012 include: General Panet High School, Fellowes High School, Opeongo High School, Anrprior High School and Ecole secondaire catholique Jeanne la Joie.