Calendar Of Events
Workshops are for Students and Advisors
September 29, 2015 (Tuesday)- Advisor Orientation from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the
Metropolitan District Commission Training Facility in Hartford, CT
Enjoy good food and exchange ideas with fellow educators and environmental
professionals. You'll leave prepared and energized for the program year ahead!
For directions go to: here
and click on the link for "MAP" under the heading "MDC Operations and Training Facility".
October 17, 2015 (Saturday)-
Soils Workshop - From 8:00am to 1:30 PM Tolland County Agricultural Center in Vernon, CT
Study soils - from the ground up. Work with soil scientists to learn more about the importance of soils in natural resource management. You will get your hands dirty!! Brush up on basic soils skills, learn about earthworms, examine a soil pit, and participate in a mock Envirothon soil station. Hands on activities using map reading skills and a general overview of invasive species, definitions, and pathways of introduction and spread will round out the workshop and prepare you for the competition.
October 31st, 2015 (Saturday)-
Forestry Workshop - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM at LOCATION TBA
We will begin with an indoor presentation on the sustainable use and management of Connecticut’s forests for a variety of products, values, and benefits. This year’s special topic will focus on the environmental, economic, and social impacts of invasive species on forest ecosystems. We will also work in the field with forestry professionals to learn how to identify and measure trees, and better understand the importance of our forest resources.
January 16, 2016 (Saturday) -Aquatics Workshop from 8:00am to 1:30pm, at the Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT..
Learn about, handle, and identify everything from curly leafed pondweed to flat headed mayflies to Atlantic rock crabs. Use ID keys to get up close and personal with fish, insects, crustaceans and their friends. Explore watershed systems and sustainable fisheries. Discover tools and roles for the prevention and detection of invasive species. Interact with and learn from various water resource professionals.
March 12th, 2016 (Saturday)- Wildlife Workshop from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM at
Sessions Wood WMA, in Burlington, CT.
There will be many learning opportunities, with both indoors and outdoors activities that include viewing educational wildlife exhibits, collections of mammal skins, bird mounts, and skulls. A talk about tools and roles for response to and control of invasive species will be included.
May 19, 2016 (Thursday)-Field Day Competition from 7:15 AM to 2:00 PM at a Location TBA.