Envirothon – Climate Change
Our vision for Canada is to increase our awareness of how Aquatics, Wildlife, Soils, and Forestry connect to climate change
Our team competed in the regional Envirothon. Envirothon, a collaborative, interactive event with an environmental focus, designed to develop critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, leadership and communication skills. This year the Envirothon theme was Climate Change. Our team researched, studied and participated in workshops to become prepared to compete at the regional event. We placed 1st overall and were able to compete at the Ontario Championships. The championships consisted of 21 teams from across Ontario that stayed at St. Paul’s University College. The team participated in educational workshops, helped to plant 500 trees on the UW campus, and competed to develop an environmentally sustainable proposal for the Region of Waterloo. The team from Waterloo Collegiate Institute, winners of the Regional Envirothon, placed third in the provincial round. The team also won the award for the top mark in Aquatics and Forestry areas.
Reflection & Celebration
Envriothon is a good opportunity to meet people from different places and backgrounds, both English- and French-speaking. The teams come from different places, but what we all share a passion for the environment, and that’s what unites us.