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Sunday, September 10, 2017

An Invitation to the NC Envirothon for Middle and High School Students!

3230 Presson Road
Suite B
Monroe, NC 28112
704.233.1621 ext. 3

A message sent to The Homeschool Gossip:

Hi there! My name is Chelsea Greenhaw and I am the Conservation Education Specialist with the Union County Soil and Water Conservation District. I wanted to share information about an interest meeting I am hosting for NC Envirothon for middle and high school students. I am attached a flyer and letter for your review. Please pass this information on to your members if you feel comfortable doing so! Thanks so much and happy fall!
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Union County Soil and Water Conservation District’s mission is to provide technical, financial, and educational assistance to the citizens of Union County to aid in the proper management of our natural resources.

August 29, 2017

Dear Union County Educators and Youth Leaders,

My name is Chelsea Greenhaw and I am the Conservation Education Specialist with Union County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). My job here at the District is to provide educational programming and information centered on natural resources conservation topics to the citizens of Union County, which includes (but is definitely not limited to) overseeing our county’s Envirothon Program. Envirothon is a hands-on, natural sciences academic competition for middle and high school students across the United States. Students, with the help of an advisor (you) and a coach (myself), study material on the topics of wildlife, aquatics, forestry, soils, and current environmental issues and compete as a team of three-to-five students.

Envirothon serves as a valuable extracurricular activity that challenges students in and out of the classroom while making learning fun and immersive. Students have the opportunity to study real-world material, practice teamwork and leadership, travel to new parts of the state, and win scholarships, all while mastering new and exciting natural resources topics. Envirothon is a fantastic fit for FFA, 4H, and homeschool students, and a well-suited addition to any environmental science or agriculture curriculum. Union County SWCD is currently recruiting middle and high school teams for the 2018 competition season, and want you to be a part of this fun educational opportunity!
Union County SWCD will be hosting an Envirothon Information and Interest Meeting on Monday, September 18th at 7:00pm in the Union County Agriculture and Conference Center. If you are a teacher, advisor, parent, or 4H, FFA, or youth group leader who is interested in getting your middle and/or high school students involved in Envirothon this year, we encourage you to attend. Interested students are also invited to join us. Please RSVP for this meeting if you will be attending. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Chelsea Greenhaw at chelsea.greenhaw@unioncountync.gov or 704.233.1621 ext. 101.

We hope that you will take advantage of all of the wonderful benefits that Envirothon has to offer your students. We wish everyone a fantastic school year and happy fall season!

Sincerely,
Chelsea Greenhaw, Conservation Education Specialist

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