Through workshops for coaches and team members, environmental curriculum resource materials, and professional contacts the Massachusetts Envirothon program assists educators in developing year-round environmental education
Workshops for the 2017 Massachusetts Envirothon
Field Workshop for Coaches
Saturday October 1, 8:30a.m.-3:30 p.m. Agenda
MassWildlife’s Wyane F. MacCallum Wildlife Management Area, Westborough
background & skills & approaches for introducing high school students to natural resource conservation & management with connections to Next Generation Science Standards
-include forest, water, soil, and wildlife conservation
-will be led by experienced natural resource managers
-offer plenty of networking with experienced Envirothon educators
Sponsored by Massachusetts Envirothon No charge for high school educators. Morning coffee and lunch provided. Plus: an opportunity to get all your questions answered about how to start an Envirothon team at your school.
Webinar for new coaches
Date and Time TBA
Powerpoint presentation (from 2013)
Massachusetts Envirothon Fall Workshop for Teams and Coaches
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Cost: Free for registered teams, otherwise $10 per student or coach* Sign up by Wednesday Nov 2.
This workshop is open to coaches and team members — even those who are just becoming acquainted with the program. Five or more workshops will run concurrently, offering a variety of sessions on each of the topic areas (forests, soils, water and wildlife), this year’s current issue, eco-stations, environmental skills and campus tours. Resource materials will also be provided. Participants will be asked to cover their own parking and bring or purchase their own lunch.
Ecostation Workshop for Teams and Coaches
Date: Wednesday February 1, 8:30-2
Location: Worcester Technical High School
Cost: Free for registered teams, otherwise $10 per student or coach Sign up by January 24
Topics will be Soils, Forests, Water and Wildlife. There will be three concurrent workshop sessions.Participants should bring a bag lunch.
Spring Workshop for Teams and Coaches
Date: Saturday April 8, 2017 8:45a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Alden Labs, Holden
Cost: Free for registered teams, otherwise $10 per student or coach Sign up by March 28
This workshop includes a special session on the Current Issue. All four station topics will also be covered, in addition to current issue special guests, presentation skills and outdoor hands-on sessions. We hope to run a mini-Envirothon in the afternoon to practice for the event in May. Bring a bag lunch or purchase a sandwich on site.
*Note: Workshop fees will be deducted from your final registration costs!!
For more information on the workshops or to sign up, contact Brita Dempsey.