The Manitoba Envirothon is returning this Spring to in-person competition for the first time in several years, and organizers are not only excited about that, but also partnering with a new host organization the Manitoba Association of Watersheds. The Manitoba Envirothon is an annual hands-on environmental education competition for high school students, designed to encourage team work, problem-solving skills, and public speaking skills while fostering an appreciation for current environmental issues.

This week in Ripple Effect, presented by the Red River Basin Commission, Jennifer Hunnie joins us to talk about the upcoming event. She is the Co-Chair of the Steering Committee, and also works as a project coordinator with Redboine Watershed District.

Regionals for the Manitoba Envirothon are in mid-April, with Provincials happening at the International Peace Gardens south of Boissevain May 23rd through 25th.

"This year our theme is integrated watershed management which is fantastic, because it really ties in with our new host organization," explained Hunnie. "We have been doing this program since 1997, so it's been quite a few years, so we're really excited to go."

Student/School registration is open to teachers right now, and you can do that here.

You can listen to CFAM Radio 950 Morning Show Host Chris Sumner's conversation with Jennifer, below.