The Environmental/Natural Resources CDE is designed to develop an understanding of our stateís natural resources, while allowing students to explore and prepare for possible careers in Natural Resources and Environmental Science.

The Environmental/Natural Resources CDE is a four-person team event. This event is open to students in grades 9-12 who are agricultural education students, and are paid members of a chartered FFA chapter. Each studentís name must appear on the chapterís FFA roster at least 10 days prior to competition above the chapter level.

During the Area CDEs, teams will complete a team activity (multiple choice test) and identification practicum.

The team activity will consist of a written exam and/or problem solving stations. All four team members may work together as a team and discuss questions to come up with the solution. The theme for 2011 is Water.

The identification practicum will consist of 50 items. Each item will count as 2 points.Students may be required to identify the item from the actual sample, a mounted or preserved sample, a photograph, a written description or a sign of the item, such as track or a fruit or cone. A word bank will be provided to students at the competition.

For official rules, please visit: http://www.gaaged.org/Browseable_Folders/CareerDevelopmentEvents/CDEAwardsBulletin/

Area V ENR CDE will be held on March 8, 2011 at ABAC. Event begins at 4:30pm.

Area VI ENR CDE will be held on March 10, 2011 at Ware County High School. Event begins at 4:30pm.

The following teams have indicated planned participation: Early Co., Miller Co., Lee Co., Charlton Co., Ware Co., C.A. Gray Junior High, Americus-Sumter South, Long Co., Lowndes Co.

Please call or email if you have questions. If you would like to compete in the event, please let me know by March 4th.


W. Justin Sealy
Area Forestry Teacher
Georgia Department of Education