2023 Envirothon - Current Environmental Topic
2023 Envirothon: Adapting to a Changing Climate
New Brunswick, host of the 2023 NCF-Envirothon International Competition, as chosen the theme "Adapting to a Changing Climate" as its Current Environmental Issue (CEI). In broad terms, New Brunswick is delving into one of the most complex issues facing the world today; climate change spans over disciplines such as science, socio-economics, environment, health, and politics (among other topics).
This challenge will have students learning about factors that contribute to a changing climate, the effects these changes have on the environment and natural resources, and the unique challenges that face natural resource-dependent communities. As the students explore the impacts on human social and economic systems, they will also learn about management strategies for mitigation and adapting to our changing climate; this will include the roles of innovative technologies and programs in responding to the local, regional and global changes.Learning Resources for Current Environmental Issue
Please visit NCF-Envirothon's website for study resources for the current environmental issue.
Forestry - see our forestry core topic for resource materials
What is a Woodlot?
Forestry in an Uncertain Time
Planting and Natural Regeneration
NEW on February 14, 2023! Growing Tree Seedlings
NEW on February 14, 2023! Planting and Natural Regeneration
Climate Change - General Resources
Canadian Climate change Atlas
Modelling and Predictions for Climate Change and Tree Distribution
Modelled Potential Tree Species Distribution for Current and Projected Future Climates for PEI (focus on White Spruce, White Pine, and Balsam Fir)
Shifting of Composition and Growth of Acadian Forest Region
General information about sawmills and sawmill production
What IS a sawmill?
Example of a Maritime Sawmill (JD Irving)
Silviculture and Climate Change
Forest Products and Supply Chain
NEW on February 7, 2023! Construction Wood - How it's Made
Introduction to Forest Supply Chain Management
Climate Adaptations in the Forest Forest Products Supply Chain (sections to focus on will be added (Date TBD))
Tree Breeding and Forest Research
NEW on February 7, 2023! Somatic Embryogenesis
NEW on February 14, 2023! Somatic Embryogenesis in Plants
NEW on February 7, 2023! Forestry Research (JDI)