Rules and References

 

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Attention teachers and students!

The information below is provided as background material for the ECO-MEETs.  Download these files in order to prepare for the competition.

If you or your administration wonders if ECO-MEET aligns with state education standards, the answer is YES! 

Download this summary sheet How ECO-MEET aligns with state standards for the standards
met by participation in ECO-MEET.

Rules & Regs  Checklists   Background Materials 
State Event Materials  Scholarship Claim Forms

For 2014, please note these important changes:

  1. The following study lists are new for 2014:
    Insects, Amphibians, Reptiles,, Mammals, Fishes and Birds.

  2. The 2014 State Packet is now available.

To see our promotional video, with scenes from previous ECO-MEETS and comments from teachers and students,
contact your regional coordinator!

TEST CYCLE FOR THE KANSAS ECOMEET
Habitat Test Focus Test
bullet2015: Wetlands/Aquatic
bullet2015 & 2016: Invertebrates

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

To download these files; On a Windows system, RIGHT-click on the links and choose "Save Target As" to save them to your hard drive, then open them from there.  On a Mac, use Command-Click.  The rules, regulations and background materials are in Acrobat Reader format.   If you don't have the software to use these files already, you can get it for free from Adobe.

Table Test Guidelines Right-click here for the ECO-MEET Table Test Guidelines   General Rules and Regulations Right-click here for the ECO-MEET General Rules

Interpretive Event Guidelines  Right-click here for the Interpretive Event Guidelines    Scavenger Hunt Guidelines Richt-click here for the Scavenger Hunt Guidelines  

SCHOLARSHIP CLAIM FORMS
If you won scholarship money at any of the ECO-MEETs and are now ready to claim your winnings,
download the appropriate form, fill it out and send it in. 
You must send in separate forms for regional and state scholarship money.
Scholarship Claim Form for STATE EVENT Right-click here for the scholarship claim form

Wichita Event Right-click here for the scholarship claim form

Milford Lake Event  Right-click here for the scholarship claim form

Wilson Lake Event  Right-click here for the scholarship claim form

Greenbush Event  Right-click here for the scholarship claim form

Hutchinson Event Right-click here for the scholarship claim form

Hays/Webster Event  Right-click here for the scholarship claim form

Salina Event  Right-click here for the scholarship claim form

CHECKLISTS

Here are the NEW! lists for 2014:

Insect List  2014 Insects List   Amphibian List 2014-15 Amphibians List  Mammal List  2014 Mammal List

Bird list 2014 Bird List    Fish List 2014 Fish List    Reptile List  2014-15 Reptiles List 

                                                        

These lists are unchanged.

Other Invertebrates List Misc. Invertebrates List   SINC Species List SINC List  Threatened & Endangered Species List T & E List

Woody Plant List Woody Plants List   Grass & Forb List Grasses & Forbs List
NOTE: Plant lists are not all-inclusive.  Other species unique to each event's location may be used.

BACKGROUND MATERIALS

Reference list of books General Reference List
Crayfish in Kansas Crayfish reference      Freshwater Mussels in Kansas Mussel reference
You can download the K-State booklet "Range Grasses of Kansas" by clicking here. (1,280K) K-State grasses booklet (1.3meg)

Excellent line drawings of and information on Kansas grasses may be found here.

Click here to browse an excellent web site for pictures and information on Kansas wildflowers and grasses.
It is done by Mike Haddock of Kansas State University.

Click here to see an online version of the out-of-print book "Mammals of Kansas".

Click here for the Kansas Mammal Atlas

Click here for the Kansas Herp Atlas

Click here for an online version of the GPNC "Pocket Guide to Kansas Threatened & Endangered Species".

new_an.gif (26188 bytes) PDF VERSIONS OF MOST OF THE GPNC POCKET GUIDES NOW AVAILBLE!

Click here - Great Plains Nature Center (GPNC) "Pocket Guide to Common Kansas Mammals".

Click here - GPNC "Pocket Guide to Kansas Raptors".

Click here - GPNC "Pocket Guide to Kansas Snakes".

Click here - GPNC "Pocket Guide to Kansas Freshwater Mussels".

Click here - GPNC "Pocket Guide to Great Plains Shorebirds".

Click here - GPNC "Pocket Guide to Great Plains Waterbirds".

Click here - GPNC "Pocket Guide to Kansas Flint Hills Wildflowers".

Click here - GPNC "Pocket Guide to Common Kansas Butterflies".

Click here - GPNC "Pocket Guide to Kansas Red Hills Wildflowers".

STATE EVENT MATERIALS

Here is the 2014 state packet.

Here are the adult and youth participation forms for Rock Springs.

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Questions or comments about the Kansas ECO-MEET website may be directed to: Jim Mason