Last week I touched on the Department of Energy and their multiple science competitions that students can enter. This week I would like to talk about the Canon Envirothon. This is the national event. To participate in the national event your team will need to have already won a state level competition for the same competition circuit.
Before talking about this year’s Canon Envirothon, I need to provide you with information about getting there. First of all you will need to establish your team. Team members can be in the 9th, 10th,11th or 12th grade; and the team needs five student members and one adult team member. State level competition will be help before registration is due for the national level event held in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Information and application packages can be requested from the official Canon Envirothon headquarters by writing to Canon Envirothon, PO Box 855, League City, Texas 77571. This year’s event will be help July 28 through August 3. The topics that will be covered in this year’s event will be based on “recreational impacts on natural resources.” In order to perform well in this science competition your team will need to be able to identify resources quickly, create an interesting presentation and make sure that each student on the team participates equally in the completion of the project and in the oral presentation. This is great practice for science fairs.
Reviewing science fair projects news and current scientific journals can be a great way to prepare for this science competition. To give students the best chance possible to win, they need to be up-to-date with science issues. To help them out, you can cover these issues in class lectures and in classroom science demonstrations.