The Environmental Natural Resources CDE is designed to develop an understanding of our states 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 students name must appear on the chapters 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