"Georgia FFA Association"
Environmental/ Natural Resource Career Development Event Career Development Event I. OVERVIEW The Environmental/Natural Resources CDE is a four-person team event. It 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. II. PURPOSE Georgia possesses a vast wealth of Natural Resources. The purpose of the Environmental/Natural Resources CDE is to acquaint students with the different areas of the Natural Resources that are found throughout the State and to foster skill development in each student’s chosen area of study. III. ELIGIBILITY FFA member enrolled in agricultural education during the calendar year. Have a planned course of study or are still in high school. Must be active members of a chartered FFA chapter and the National FFA Organization. Members representing a state association may participate in the National FFA Environmental/Natural Resources CDE only once. IV. RULES 1) Team Make-up – Team size shall be four members. All four members will be scored and all scores will count towards the team total score. 2) Under no circumstances will any participant be allowed to handle any of the items in the identification portion of the practicums. Any infraction of this rule will be sufficient to eliminate a team from the event. 3) Participants will be assigned to group leaders who will escort them to various event-staging sites. Each participant is to stay with his or her assigned group leader throughout the event or until told to change leaders by the event superintendent. 4) All participants will be given an identification number by which they will be designated throughout the event. 5) The event will be conducted regardless of the weather conditions. 6) Written material will be furnished for the event. 7) Materials student must provide: Each participant must have a clean, free of notes clipboard, two sharpened No. 2 pencils, and an electronic calculator. Calculators used in this event should be battery operated, non-programmable, and silent with large keys and large displays. Calculators should have only these functions- addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Environmental/Natural Resource Career Development Event GA FFA Revised July 2008 1 equals, percent, square root, +/- key, and one memory register. No other calculators are allowed to be used during the event. 8) Equipment provided: All other tools and equipment will be furnished for the event. Participants must use the tools and equipment furnished at the event. 9) No cell phones may be used during this competition. The State Competition will involve: A) Team Activity: Time 1 hour to complete. 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 main focus of the questions on the team activity will center on the current team activity, which is rotated each year by the schedule that is listed in the National FFA CDE Handbook. Other questions or problem solving activities from other components of this CDE may be included into this team activity. The reference for many of the written exam questions will come from the “Applied Environmental Science Materials.” This reference is available from Ohio State University in two formats. The phone number is 614-292-4848. Print- 30001TC $10.00 CDROM- 30002TC $20.00 (Mac/PC version available) Team Exam/Problem Solving Station……………..100 Points Once the team score is calculated, each of the team members will receive the same score. The team activity will follow the following rotation. Please see the National CDE rule bulletin for more detailed information on these topics: 2009 – Waste Management 2010 - Soils B) Individual Activities: 1) Identification (100 points) (45 minutes) Students will identify 50 items from the following combined areas. 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. Equipment Reptiles/Amphibians Fish Plants Predators Birds Wildlife Non-Native Species 2) GPS Locations (100 points) (45 minutes) 1. Students should bring a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit. Any 12 channel GPS unit can be used. The coordinate system used to designate points will be latitude and longitude in degrees/minutes/seconds. Map datum used to collect points will be NAD83. Environmental/Natural Resource Career Development Event GA FFA Revised July 2008 2 2. Using GPS unit, the participant will be required to walk to and locate the points. 3. Participants will then record a predetermined identification mark located at each point. 4. Participants shall know how to read longitude and latitude numbers and how to use a GPS unit. 5. After 30 minutes, students will have 2 points deducted for each minute up to 45 minutes. Time will be called at 45 minutes. SCORING – (see National CDE for examples of score sheets) Team Activity - 100 points per student Identification – 100 points per student GPS Locations – 100 points per student Maximum score for an individual is 300 points. Maximum score for a team is 1200 points. TIE BREAKER Team Tiebreaker will be settled in the following order: 1. Team with the highest individual score 2. Team with the highest team activity score 3. Team with the highest written exam score Individual Tiebreaker will be settled in the following order: 1. Individual on the highest team 2. Individual with the highest press release score 3. Individual with the highest identification score AWARDS Awards shall be determined each year by the Board of Trustees of the Georgia FFA Foundation. This event at the state level is made possible through the Georgia FFA Foundation as a special project of an industry sponsor or from the Foundation general fund. Minimum awards will recognize the first four places of individuals in each activity, and the first and second place teams at the state level. Area awards will be dependent on sponsorship of these events. REFERENCES Applied Environmental Sciences. Available from Ohio State University at 614-292-4848. Environmental and Natural Resources CDE Video. Available from the FFA Supply Service – item ENRV. Phone 888-332-2668. Agriscience and Technology. L. DeVere Burton. Delmar Publishes, 1992. Biological Science, an Ecological Approach. Dubuque. IA Kendall Hunt Publishers, Inc 1997 PO Box 50 Danville IL 61834-0050 Environmental Science for Agriculture and the Life Sciences. Albany NY. Delmar Publishers 1994. The Global Ecology Handbook. What You Can Do About the Environmental Crisis. Courson W.H. (Ed). Boston MA. Beacon Press 1990. Introduction to Forestry Science. L.DeVere Burton. Delmar Publishers, 2000. Environmental/Natural Resource Career Development Event GA FFA Revised July 2008 3 Managing Our Natural Resources. Camp and Daughtery. Delmar Publishers, Inc. 1988 Albany NY. Natural Resources and Environmental Technology, Lee, Interstate Publishers, Inc. 2000. Our Natural Resources and Their Conservation. Kircher, HB. Wallace, D.L. and Gore, D.J. Danville, IL Interstate Publisers Inc 1992. Soil Science: Evaluation, Interpretation, and Management of Soil. Columbia MO. Instructional Materials Laboratory, University of Missouri phone: 800-669-2465. Wildlife Management, Stutzenbaker, Scheil, Swan, Lee and Mattics, Interstate Publishers, Inc. 1999 Environmental/Natural Resource Career Development Event GA FFA Revised July 2008 4 Georgia Environmental/Natural Resources CDE Identification List Environmental/Natural Resources CDE Identification List Equipment Water Quality 101. Dissolved Oxygen Meter 102. pH Meter 103. Conductivity Meter 104. Hach Kit (for assessing a suite of water quality parameters) 105. Thermometer 106. Refractometer (for determining salinity) 107. Secchi Disk (for measuring turbidity) 108. Water Bottle Samplers (several types-see Forestry Supplies Catalog) Aquatic Samplers 109. Aquatic net 110. Plankton net 111. Bottom dredges 112. Sieves (wire mesh for washing bottom samples) 113. Seines 114. Fish measuring board 115. Stream bottom sampler (for aquatic insects and other organisms) Wildlife 116. Binoculars 117. Mammal traps 118. Snake/reptile snare Weather 119. Rain gauge 120. Wind speed meter 121. Max-min thermometer 122. Sling psychrometer 123. Barometer Forestry 124. Tree increment borer 125. Biltmore stick 126. Prism 127. Diameter tape (for measuring dbh) Predators 128. Horned owl 129. Redtail Hawk 130. Cooper’s Hawk 131. Sparrow Hawk 132. Bobcat 133. Coyote 134. Mountain Lion 135. Garter Snake 136. King Snake 137. Rat Snake 138. Golden Eagle 139. Bald Eagle 140. Crocodile Environmental/Natural Resource Career Development Event GA FFA Revised July 2008 5 141. Alligator 142. Red Fox Birds 143. Purple Martin 144. Great Blue Heron 145. Canada Goose 146. Wood Duck 147. Mallard Duck 148. Blue Jay 149. Eastern Blue Bird 150. Mountain Blue Bird 151. Cardinal 152. Ruby Throated Hummingbird 153. Ruffed Grouse 154. Brown Thrasher 155. Wild Turkey 156. Woodcock Reptile/Amphibians 157. Copperhead Snake 158. Corn Snake 159. Coral Snake 160. Cottonmouth 161. Diamondback Rattle Snake 162. Canebrake Rattle Snake 163. Green Anole Lizard 164. Red Eared Turtle 165. Alligator Snapping Turtle 166. Common Snapping Turtle 167. Bullfrog 168. Green Tree Frog Wildlife 169. Whitetail Deer 170. Raccoon 171. Gray Squirrel 172. Fox Squirrel 173. Rabbit 174. Opossum 175. Chipmunk 176. Bat 177. Quail 178. Armadillo 179. Beaver 180. Muskrat 181. Feral Hog 182. Black Bear 183. Weasel 184. Porcupine 185. Skunk 186. Mole Fish 187. Black Crappie 188. Bowfin 189. Bluegill 190. Brook Trout 191. Brown Trout 192. Chain Pickerel Environmental/Natural Resource Career Development Event GA FFA Revised July 2008 6 193. Channel Catfish 194. Flathead Catfish 195. Gizzard Shad 196. Grass Carp 197. Hybrid Striped Bass 198. Largemouth Bass 199. Rainbow Trout 200. Redbreast Sunfish 201. Redear Sunfish 202. Smallmouth Bass 203. Striped Bass 204. Threadfin Shad 205. Walleye 206. Warmouth 207. Crab 208. Crayfish 209. Freshwater Shrimp Non-Native Species 210. Brown Tree Snake 211. Asian Long Horned Beetle 212. Hydrilla 213. Fire Ant 214. Kudzu 215. Mimosa Tree 216. English Ivy 217. Nutria 218. Chinese Privett 219. Chinaberry Plants Participants may be required to identify by common names the following trees, shrubs, vines, and grasses. Specimens could include full trees, freshly cut foliage, herbarium sheets with pressed foliage, photographs, foliage, bark, limbs, fruits, nuts, cones, seeds, or any other plant parts. Trees Common Name Scientific Name 220. American Beech Fagus grandifolia 221. American Holly Ilex opaca 222. Black Cherry Prunus serotina 223. Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia 224. Black Walnut Juglans nigra 225. Blackgum Nyssa sylvatica 226. Catalpa Catalpa bignonioides 227. Chestnut Oak Quercus prinus 228. Eastern Redcedar Juniperus virginiana 229. Flowering Crabapple Malus spp. 230. Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida 231. Honeylocust Gleditsia triacanthos 232. Live Oak Quercus virginiana 233. Loblolly Pine Pinus taeda 234. Longleaf Pine Pinus palustris 235. Mockernut Hickory Carya tomentosa 236. Mulberry Morus spp. 237. Pecan Carya illinoensis Environmental/Natural Resource Career Development Event GA FFA Revised July 2008 7 238. Persimmon Diospyrus virginiana 239. Post Oak Quercus stellata 240. Sassafras Sassafras albidum 241. Sawtooth Oak Quercus acutissima 242. Slash Pine Pinus elliottii 243. Southern Red Oak Quercus falcata 244. Turkey Oak Quercus laevis 245. Virginia Pine Pinus virginiana 246. White Oak Quercus alba 247. Yellow-Poplar Liriodendron tulipifera Shrubs & Vines & Grasses Common Name Scientific Name 248. American Beautyberry Callicarpa americana 249. Sparkleberry Vaccinium arboreum 250. Highbush Blueberry Vaccinium spp. 251. Viburnum Viburnum spp. 252 Blackberry Rubus spp. 253. Partridge pea Cassia fasiculata nicitans 254. Vetch Vicia spp. 255. Common Lespedeza Lespedeza spp. 256. Ragweed Ambrosia spp. 257. Greenbriers smilaceae 258. Mistletoe Loranthaceae spp. 259. Japanese Honeysuckle Lonicera japonia 260. Pokeweed phytolacca americana Environmental/Natural Resource Career Development Event GA FFA Revised July 2008 8