2013 Texas Envirothon

April 6-8, 2013

  • 1st Place: Academy of Science and Technology, Team A
  • 2nd Place: John Cooper School, Team A
  • 3rd Place: Klein Collins High School
Area of Study Top Score School, Team
Aquatics 78/100 Academy of Science and Technology, Team A
Forestry 92/100 John Cooper School, Team A
Soils 90/100 Academy of Science and Technology, Team B
John Cooper School, Team B
Wildlife 94/100 John Cooper School, Team A
Current Issue 62/100 Academy of Science and Technology, Team C
Oral Presentation 191/200 Academy of Science and Technology, Team A
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Entergy Corporation
  • LyondellBasell
  • North American Envirothon/U.S. Forest Service
  • Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts
  • Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake/Environmental Institute of Houston
  • Environmental Education Association of New Mexico
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6
  • Texas Association for Environmental Education
  • Texas Association of Environmental Professionals
  • Texas A&M Forest Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Harris County Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Montgomery County Soil & Water Conservation District
  • The following Soil & Water Conservation Districts
    • Bedias Creek
    • Bosque
    • Coastal
    • Coastal Plains
    • Polk-San Jacinto
    • San Patricio
    • Walker
  • Hosts
    • University of Texas-Pan American
    • Edinburg Scenic Wetlands &World Birding Center
    • Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Participating Schools
  • Academy of Science and Technology, The Woodlands
  • John Cooper School, The Woodlands
  • The Woodlands College Park High School, The Woodlands
  • Klein Collins High School, Spring
  • Richardson High School, Richardson
  • South Grand Prairie High School, Grand Prairie
  • Harlingen South High School, Harlingen
  • Rio Hondo High School, Rio Hondo

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Key Topics & Learning Objectives

Sustainable Rangelands

Key Topics

  1. Basic rangeland and pastureland knowledge, to include: identification of state grass, plant I.D. and definitions, importance of grazing lands in Montana.
  2. Range Ecology Processes – definition of ecological sites (soil – plant relationships), ecological processes (energy flow, nutrient cycle, water cycle and plant succession).
  3. Rangeland and pastureland management – stocking rates/carrying capacity, general types of grazing systems, improvement practices (fencing and water development), wetland, riparian and upland communities
  4. Basic knowledge of livestock and wildlife interactions, forage preferences, forage overlap, and habitat requirements.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define rangeland and pastureland, percentage of state encompassed by rangeland and pastureland, importance of grazing lands.
  2. Identify state grasses of Montana, differentiate between plant types (grass, forb, shrub, and trees), identify parts of a grass and/or grass like species.
  3. Define rangeland ecological sites, understand ecological process, understanding of all definitions inclusion to all key topic areas.
  4. Understanding of basic rangeland and pastureland management concepts, i. e. grazing systems, stocking rates, and rangeland improvements.
  5. Understanding of Best Management Practices (BMPs) on rangeland and pastureland and how different communities (wetland, riparian, and upland areas) interact.
  6. Recognize different classes of livestock and understand their interaction with wildlife species.
  7. Understanding of the historical use of the land by humans, domestic livestock and wildlife and its effect on the plant community.
  8. Understanding the rights of the private landowner and citizens’ rights to public land.


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