In 2011, the Bookend Trust launched the Tasmanian ENVIROTHON competition. Teams from senior secondary schools and colleges competed against each other on science topics including wildlife, forest ecology, soils and aquatics.
The winning team and their teacher won a trip to Lord Howe Island to take part in real-time scientific research into seabirds, marine debris and ecological restoration.
The Bookend Trust invites teams of 5 students and a supervising teacher to participate in the 2012 Tasmanian Envirothon competition. The competition provides a hands-on learning experience for Year 11 – 12 students in environmental science and sustainability. Teams work collaboratively to develop their knowledge of ecology and natural resource management and to practice their environmental problem solving skills over several months in preparation for the competition. Depending on interest, it is proposed to hold the competition event in the northwest of Tasmania over the weekend of 8 – 9 September.
Expressions of interest are due on 24 April. For more details, visit the Bookend Trust website
The Tasmanian ENVIROTHON competition is run by the Bookend Trust with support from the Tasmanian Environment Protection Authority Division and the Faculty of Science Engineering & Technology.
Image: Bookend Trust's ENVIROTHON 2011 winners on Lord Howe Island. (Image Courtesy of the Bookend Trust. )