Station Leaders: Kelsey Sudol & Melissa Mostowy
Water and water resources affect every facet of our lives, from business to pleasure to actual survival. The protection of our water resources, both quantity and quality, is vitally important to properly protect these resources, we must first understand them and the factors that impact them.
Please visit NCF-Envirothon’s Website on Key Aquatics Points: https://www.envirothon.org/aquatic-ecology
Please visit the Aquatics You-Tube Channel Playlist
CT Envirothon Aquatics Station Objectives
2023 Aquatics Station Study Guide
As we gear up for the 2023 competition, the aquatics committee wanted to call out the specific material that the test will be based on. Like in previous years, there will be a practical half and an objective half of the test.
- The aquatics specific videos on the CT Envirothon YouTube Channel:
- Chloride Pollution in Surface Waters: https://youtu.be/z_fWirIA0As
- Meet the Macros: https://youtu.be/jQbGwhq4Sik
- Functional Feeding Groups and the River Continuum Concept: https://youtu.be/CbQmrF-EMJ8
- Introduction to Stream Ecology: https://youtu.be/awxh7Qmxf3g
- Introduction to Groundwater: https://youtu.be/a6mYA9UZa3Y
- Climate Change Impacts on New England Lakes: https://youtu.be/marjsLUGCK0
- LWTF Virtual Tour:
- Invasive Aquatic Plants in Connecticut: https://youtu.be/tz89TbtOba4
- Wetlands Introduction (Part 1): https://youtu.be/ACk1ZDLbqIY
- Defining Wetlands in Connecticut (Wetlands Part 2): https://youtu.be/WHhl54ezWbk
- Introduction to Water Sampling: https://youtu.be/S_a4d14bL4s
- Information presented at the Fall 2022 Aquatics workshop, which is also all referenced in the videos above (Macroinvertebrate videos and Introduction to Groundwater video).
- The Spring 2023 Goose Chase Questions which are linked here
- The back tests, which have been updated below through 2021.
- The identification keys indicated below will be the ones provided during the exam:
If you have any specific concerns, please email email@example.com. Otherwise – good luck with your final preparations!
2017 Workshop Materials
- Riparian Buffers– By Juliana Barrett, CT Sea Grant, University of Connecticut
- Nonpoint Source Pollution– Denise Savageau, Town of Greenwich
- Jeopardy 2017 (PPT)– David Rosa- University of Connecticut
- Introduction to Permaculture– Cynthia Rabinowitz, Soil Scientist HGCONSOIL, LLC
- 2017 Freshwater Macroinvertebrates– Meghan Lally, CT DEEP
2016 Workshop Materials
- Jeopardy (PPT)
- Double Jeopardy! (PPT) * Note: make sure to have the first slide selected and go into slide show, then click any point value to go to that question, then click the blue box for the answer, then click the blue box again to return to the main slide.
- Wetlands– By Juliana Barrett, CT Sea Grant, University of Connecticut
- Freshwater Macros- By Meghan Lally CTDEEP
- Macro ID Guide_Revised 01152015
Identification Keys Invasive Management Plans
Invasive Management Plans