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Ontario Envirothon competition returns to in-person programming in the Grey/Bruce region - Environmental Communication Options/Huff Strategy

Ontario Envirothon competition returns to in-person programming in the Grey/Bruce region

Mar 15th, 2023 9:38 PM

Barrie, Ont. (March 8, 2023) – The 2023 Ontario Envirothon competition is returning to in-person programming in the Grey/Bruce region this year. Training and competition will both be held on April 23 at the Bluewater School Board Outdoor Education Centre in Chesley, Ontario. Created for teams of Ontario youth in grades 9-12, Envirothon will also be available as a virtual competition for those unable to attend in-person programming in any of the 2023 Envirothon regions.
“We are incredibly excited to be back in person for the 2023 Envirothon,” Allison Hands, Education, Manager, Forests Ontario, says. “It gives budding environmental leaders a chance to explore education and career paths in the natural sciences and network with potential mentors.”
Forests Ontario is proud to be the lead agency of the Ontario Envirothon – a unique environmentally-themed competition that immerses students in hands-on learning and discovery. The program provides students with insights into forests, soils, wildlife, and aquatic ecosystems, while team-based activities are designed to develop critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, leadership, and communication skills.
“Thanks to support from educators, sponsors and our provincial network of coordinators and volunteers, the Ontario Envirothon has grown to reach over 120 schools and over 10,000 Envirothon alumni since the program’s establishment in 1994,” Hands says.
The 2023 Ontario Envirothon is made possible by generous sponsorship from Maple Leaves Forever, Wildlife Habitat Canada, Fleming College, and Algonquin Forestry Authority. For sponsorship enquiries, please e-mail envirothon@forestsontario.ca
The regions for the 2023 Ontario Envirothon are as follows:

Training/Competition: April 12, 2023, Bluewater School Board Outdoor Education Centre
Grand River
Training: April 12, 2023, University of Waterloo
Competition: April 26, 2023, University of Waterloo

Training: March 27, 2023, at Sault College
Training/Competition: May 12-13, 2023, at Stokely Creek Lodge

Southwestern Ontario
Oral Presentation/Species-At-Risk Workshop: March 21, 2023, at Thames Valley District School Board Education Centre
Training: April 13, 2023, at Springwater Conservation Area
Competition: April 20, 2023, at Springwater Conservation Area
Training: April 19, 2023, at York University
Competition: TBD
Training/Competition: April 13, 2023, at Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre
The program is open to Ontario youth in grades 9-12. Teams outside of the areas listed above can participate in a virtual regional event. Winners of region events advance to the provincial competition, where teams of students put their hard-earned knowledge to the test for the chance to represent Ontario in the national NCF-Envirothon in Sackville, New Brunswick.
Students and educators can find out more about the event and register at: www.forestsontario.ca/en/program/ontario-envirothon.  Online registration closes March 31, 2023. Questions about Ontario Envirothon can also be directed to envirothon@forestsontario.ca.



For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Matthew Brown
Communications Manager
Forests Ontario / Forest Recovery Canada
416-646-1193 x 225


About Forests Ontario & Forest Recovery Canada

Forests Ontario is the province’s leading charity dedicated to the creation, preservation, and maintenance of forest and grassland habitats. Our ambitious, large-scale tree planting initiatives, extensive educational programs, and decades of community outreach result in millions of trees being planted each year.

Together with our national division, Forest Recovery Canada, we work with our many partners across the country to plant native trees and ensure our efforts today thrive and grow into tomorrow’s diverse, healthy, and resilient forests.

Forests Ontario is the voice for our forests.

Visit www.forestsontario.ca or follow us @Forests_Ontario to find out more.