What is the Oral Presentation?
The Oral Presentation portion of the WA State Envirothon competition offers teams a chance to address real-life environmental problems as presented through a written scenario. Teams will given a written scenario based on the year’s current issue and will prepare a presentation ahead of the statewide competition. This is a great opportunity for teams to practice public speaking, problem solving, presentation skills and prepare for the testing stations of the competition.
How does it work?
Teams will sent the written scenario two weeks ahead of the competition and will prepare a 10 minute presentation. Teams will present in front of a panel of natural resource experts and will be scored based on the judging criteria listed below.
2022 Oral Presentation Rubric and Recommendations
Need inspiration? Check out top presentations from past North American Envirothon competitions on the NCF-Envirothon YouTube!
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Checklist for Evaluating Web Pages– University of South Carolina
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Oral Presentation Tips– Grand Valley State University
Advice to Students on Preparing for Oral Presentations– Boston University
Tips for Making Effective PowerPoint Presentations– National Conference of State Legislatures