The 2002 Texas Envirothon competition took place on April 12 and 13 at Tyler Junior College in Tyler.
- 1st Place: John Cooper School
- 2nd Place: CISD Academy
- 3rd Place: Lubbock High School
|Area of Study||School, Team|
|Aquatics||John Cooper School
Hallsville High School
|Forestry||John Cooper School|
|Soils||Miami High School|
|Wildlife||Lubbock High School|
|Current Issue||John Cooper School|
|Oral Presentation||John Cooper School|
- Eastman Chemical Company
- Arthur Temple School of Forestry/Stephen F. Austin State University
- Environmental Institute of Houston/University of Houston-Clear Lake
- USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service
- Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
- Texas Agricultural Extension Service
- Texas Natural Resources Conservation Service
- Texas Forest Service
- Texas Forestry Association
- Tyler Junior College
- John Cooper School, The Woodlands
- Miami High School, Miami
- Lubbock High School, Lubbock
- Hallsville High School, Hallsville
- CISD Academy, The Woodlands
Introduced Species and Their Effect on Biodiversity
- Students will provide examples of intentionally and unintentionally introduced species and distinguish these from examples of species that arrived in an area with no apparent human assistance.
- Students will explain the effects of specific species introductions on biodiversity and human quality of life.
- Students will describe reasons for introducing species and discuss the particulars of several introduced species and their effects on the flora, fauna, soils, and waterways of the students’ own communities.
- Students will define and use the concept of ecological niche.
- Students will list positive and/or negative effects of introduced species to an area. These can include economic costs, recreational benefits, and positive or negative effects on other species.
- Students will list several methods in which species have been transported or introduced to a local area.
- Students will cite examples of successful and unsuccessful management methods for particular invasive species.
- Students will explain how decisions are made to introduce and/or to prevent the spread of species and how citizens can affect these decisions.
- Students will identify groups of people affected by management decisions regarding species introduction such as nurserymen, foresters, ranchers, commercial fishermen, gardeners, fish hatchery managers, etc.
- Students will explain the differing views by various entities and organizations concerning management strategies, including differences in science and values.
- Where possible, students will identify practical management strategies for invasive species.
- Students will identify trade-offs in species management strategies.