Brandon Riverbank Inc. is pleased to be hosting the 2nd Annual West Regional Envirothon, tomorrow, April 17, 2018 at the Riverbank Discovery Centre in Brandon. In partnership with the Manitoba Forestry Association, Riverbank is bringing this unique and educational opportunity for Westman High School Students to Brandon once again. This year, nine teams of five students from across the region will participate in this exciting competition that provides the challenge of learning about the environment, combined with hands-on field experience, problem solving, team work and public speaking skills.
The Envirothon has been running in Manitoba since 1996, growing over the years to include 2,900+ participants competing in five regions. This hands-on competition takes students outdoors where they will work through several challenging field tests as well as an oral presentation, all of which focus on four theme areas of Water & Aquatic Ecosystems, Wildlife & Wildlife Management, Soils & Land Use, Native Plants & Forestry and this year’s feature topic of Climate Change in the North. The top teams of this regional competition will carry on to compete in the provincial Envirothon to take place in Churchill at the end of May. The provincial Envirothon organization is very excited to be hosting these young learners in such a unique ecosystem and will create a very memorable experience for our environmental competitors.
General Manager of Brandon Riverbank Inc., Lois MacDonald states “Our organization is pleased to host this important event again this year – the Riverbank Discovery Centre is the perfect facility to promote environmental education and stewardship combined with hands-on learning. This event takes advantage of the living classroom that exists throughout the Assiniboine River Corridor”. The Envirothon gets underway at the Riverbank Discovery Centre at 10 a.m. with training to take place for the morning. The trail test competition gets underway at 12:45 p.m. and will conclude at 3:15 p.m.