The Environmental Natural Resources CDE is designed to develop an
understanding of our state’s 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 student’s
name must appear on the chapter’s 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. New Rule Change: The team activity
score will count one time towards the team score.

The theme for 2012 is Ecosystems. Testing material can be found at Click on New GPS Pathway / Curriculum, then “Supplemental
Courses,” Ecosystems is unit 3 of the Natural Resources Mgmt Curriculum.

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: – Updated rules will be available soon.

Area V & VI ENR CDE will be held on Thursday September 15, 2011 at the Irwin
County CASE Farm. The event will begin at 4:30pm.

Please call or email if you have questions.

If you would like to compete in the event, please let me know by Monday
September 12th.

W. Justin Sealy
Area Forestry Teacher
South Region Agricultural Education