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Information for Educators & Instructors
Many of the documents linked from this page are in PDF format, click here for help with PDF files.
REFERENCE MATERIALS
  • The following reference materials are distributed through the PA Envirothon. Please do not contact the PA Fish & Boat Commission to obtain Envirothon reference materials. New teams should contact the PA Envirothon to obtain all the information and materials they need to get started. Existing teams that need replacement materials should also contact the PA Envirothon.
  • Articles, fact sheets, select pages from PLAY, activities and the Pennsylvania Fishes book (ISBN 1-930369-01-8) are now available on the Aquatics References Materials CD. The PA Envirothon distributed this CD to all teams via the County Conservation Districts. A hardcopy of the Pennsylvania Fishes book should also be available at your school library.
  • The Pennsylvania Amphibians and Reptiles book (ISBN 1-930369-00X) is only available as hardcopy from the PA Envirothon. Your school library should also have a copy of this book.
  • The Frog and Toad Calls of Pennsylvania is available as a CD from the PA Envirothon.
BOOKS
FACT SHEETS
bulletA River Flows Through It
bulletBasics of Water Pollution
bulletCaddis Flies
bulletClams and Mussels
bulletCrazy Crayfish
bulletDragons and Damsels
bulletDobsonflies
bulletENA or ELPA
bulletGreat Fishing Needs Great Habitat
bulletHabitat Identification
  bulletMacroinvertebrate Feeding Frenzy
bulletMayflies
bulletPhytoplankton
bulletPond and Stream Study Guide
bulletSnails
bulletStoneflies
bulletStream Reader
bulletWater Walkers
bulletZooplankton
Select Pages from PLAY (on the Aquatics CD)
These activities are from the PFBC's PA Amphibians and Reptiles Curriculum Guide.
PLAY Issues
ARTICLES
Completing these activities will enhance learning and help students begin to meet some of the Aquatics objectives.
Select pages from the PA Summary of Fishing Laws & Regulations
Teams should review the following regulations or information:
Sea Grant Pennsylvania (seagrant.org)
Teams should review the following Invasive Species Topics:
  • Water Chestnut
  • DIDYMO
  • Zebra / Quagga Mussel

Sea Grant – Pennsylvania’s Field Guide to Aquatic Invasive Species

LEARNING ENHANCEMENTS
Completing these activities will enhance learning and help students begin to meet some of the Aquatics objectives.
PA ENVIROTHON INFO
THE BASICS
The PA Fish & Boat Commission provides support for the aquatics portion of the Pennsylvania Envirothon. The Commission develops essential topics, learning objectives, references and also administers the aquatics testing stations at county and state Envirothon events.  

New Team Leaders - Contact the PA Envirothon to receive your aquatics references, which includes the Aquatics References Materials CD.

Looking for information on what to study?  Here are the Envirothon Aquatics Objectives.

Frequently Asked Questions

Regional Outreach & Education: Are you a team leader with questions? Interested in becoming a volunteer instructor or other training? Contact your nearest Region Outreach and Education office.

ENVIROTHON LINKS
bulletPA Envirothon
bulletPA Envirothon Results & History
bulletPA Envirothon Press Releases & Media
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bulletContact Aquatics Coordinator
Other Information
Sample Test Questions
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Collection of Aquatic Organisms - Permit and license information for educators and scientists.
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Fishing License Educational Exemption - provides exemption to fishing license requirement to participants in certain types of educational programs (fact sheet).
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