KCD and Washington State Envirothon are holding four free training workshops about the Envirothon topics this spring. In these workshops, students will prepare for the Envirothon competition by learning about environmental science topics directly from the experts. This is a unique opportunity for students to build their environmental science knowledge and learn about future careers in the natural resources and conservation fields.
First up is the Envirothon 101 webinar on January 24. The webinar is for anyone who is interested in Envirothon but isn’t sure where to start. Discussion will cover organizing a team, study resources, and what to expect at the competition, with advice from past participants.
Then, on Wednesday, February 15, join us for a panel discussion with climate experts from around the region. Professionals from a wide range of local, state, and federal organizations, will discuss the ways in which their organizations help our region adapt to the changing climate.
We’ll also be getting back in-person this year with our workshops. The Slater Museum in Tacoma is hosting a wildlife workshop for Envirothon students on Saturday, February 25. Participants will get up-close and personal with specimens from the Slater Museum’s extensive collection to learn about the animals of Western Washington.
Finally, on Saturday March 11, Northwest Regional Envirothon is hosting a soil workshop at the Mountlake Terrace Library. Join current and former NRCS professionals to learn about soil morphology and properties and get some hands-on experience describing and identifying soils.
These workshops are open to all high school students, whether they will be participating in Envirothon this year or not. The virtual sessions will be recorded, but we highly recommend students to attend the live session if they are available. Each session will have a Q&A portion where participants will have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions about their job and expertise.