This week high school kids from across the continent are convening at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada for North America’s largest high school environmental education competition, Canon Envirothon.
I enjoyed Envirothon when I participated as a student, but I absolutely love it now as ateam leader/mentor because it teaches the hard science of environmental biology. It’s not tree hugging. The only time these kids arms are around a tree are to measure its DBH (diameter at breast height).
In honor of those amazing kids this week’s challenge is straight from Canon Envirothon samples test questions.
Could you make the team?
1. Adhesion and cohesion are two important properties of water. Define each and describe one way each of these properties function in the environment.
2. Wood constitutes an important part of the lives of people worldwide. In the United States alone, each individual (man, woman, or child) uses over 2,000 lbs of wood products per year. Please list 4 products derived from each of the following tree components.
D. Gums & Resins
3. White-tailed deer are which of the following:
4. Which of the following are most responsible for giving color to soils (pick 2)