Current Issue Topic: "Adapting to a Changing Climate"
Scenario: Designing a High Impact Regional Initiatives to Reduce Emissions
For the Long Island Regional Event, Teams will prepare an oral presentation based on the current issue topic; teams are required to create a visual aid for the presentation in the form of a poster board.
Successful teams that move on to the NYS Envirothon will be required to provide a digital version of their presentation in the form of a Powerpoint presentation, saved on a USB flash drive.
Oral Presentation Rules
1. The oral presentation scenario will focus on the current environmental issue, as set by the NYS-
2. The oral presentation scenario will be posted on the NYS Envirothon web site at the end of
3. The oral presentations will be judged by professionals from various organizations and agencies
selected by the Long Island Envirothon.
4. All five members MUST participate orally in the presentation. If all five members do not
participate orally in the presentation, then their score will be reduced. See Judges scoring.
5. Oral presentations will be 7-10 minutes in length. A score reduction will be assessed for less
than 7 minutes or over 10 minutes.
6. During the presentation, participants will be notified of the remaining time allotted.
7. Judges will have a maximum of 5 minutes questioning time.
8. No electronic equipment will be permitted.
9. Visual aids are limited to those listed in the rules sent with the problem scenario unless
otherwise noted from the Long island Envirothon. As per these rules and regulations, no
electronic, battery-powered, or solar powered equipment may be used by or be in the
possession of team members during the instructional periods, field testing, oral presentation
preparation, or oral presentations unless such equipment is provided by the Long Island
Regional Envirothon Committee for use during the competition, and/or approved by the Long
Island Regional Envirothon Committee (for example to compensate for a physical or mental
disability) prior to the start of the competition. As such, all visual aids for the Oral Presentation
portion of the Envirothon must be comprised using Poster Board and other conventional school
supplies, and not computer software programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint.
A. Students will be allowed to prepare visual aids ONLY.
B. ONLY Materials detailed in the Long Island Envirothon Rules can be used. These materials
• 2 - sheets of white poster board (22" x 28")
• 2 – Sheets of each color of construction paper (9" x 12")
• 5 – 4 x 6 index cards (one per student used as note cards). All index cards must be
hand written. No printed or typed material will be accepted
*Students may use both sides of the poster, paper, and index cards
• Pens, pencils, markers, paint, crayons and similar art supplies are permitted
• Tape, Scissors, Glue sticks
10. Oral presentation scores will be based on a criteria sheet approved by Long Island Envirothon. A
copy of the scoring sheet will be included with the problem scenario.
11. Advisors and alternates may view their team’s oral presentation with the permission of the
team, but may not assist in any way. Violation of this will result in disqualification.
12. Competing Teams/Advisors are not allowed to observe other presentations.