Envirothon is a hands-on environmental problem-solving competition for high school students. Teams compete in 5 areas: soils, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and the current environmental issue. The competition is held in the field and teams have the opportunity to meet and work with natural resource professionals. Teams consist of 5 members, in grades 9 - 12. All schools, FFA, 4-H, and home-school students are welcome. The team coach can be a teacher or any willing adult. ***If you want to form a team but cannot find a coach, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will try our best to find you a coach!***
Why should you participate?
Learn about important environmental issues; Learn techniques to solve real-world problems; Great for college and job applications; Spend time with your teammates; Get outside into an outdoor classroom; Exercise and expand their knowledge of the environment; A chance to win college scholarships!
Local - Hosted by TJSWCD in March. First and second place teams proceed to Area II competition. Register by March 1st with TJSWCD.
Area - Hosted by Area II Districts in April. First, second, and third place teams proceed to State.
State - Hosted by VASWCD in May.
National - Hosted by Canon in August.
The 1st place team from the Virginia competition goes on to the 2013 North American Envirothon in Bozeman, Montana, for a chance to win scholarship money and photo equipment. If your team places within the top 10 at the national competition, each team member will receive up to a $5,000 college scholarship. Last year, Fort Defiance High School from Augusta County won the State competition and continued on to compete in the National competition.
Important Dates 2013
November 17 2012:
Area II Envirothon Training Workshop
at Montpelier, open to all coaches and students, $5. Contact
DiNicola for registration.
February 16, 2013: Area II Envirothon Training Workshop at Graves Mountain, open to all coaches and students, $15 includes lunch. Contact Stephanie DiNicola for registration.
March 15th, 2013: Local Envirothon Competition at Montpelier, Madison County. Contact Nicola McGoff to register by March 1. This will be co-hosted in 2013 by Culpeper SWCD and TJSWCD.
April 17th, 2013: Area II Envirothon Competition at James Long Park near Haymarket, in Prince William County. Contact Stephanie DiNicola for more details.
May 19-20 2013: Virginia Envirothon State Competition. August 4-9, 2013: North American Envirothon (National Competition) at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana.
The TJSWCD has resource back packs filled with study materials available for teams to borrow. There is one pack each for Wildlife, Soils, Aquatics, and Forestry. These packs are very hands-on and using them to study will undoubtedly help you. PLEASE call the office and ask for Nicola McGoff to check one out today (434-975-0224).
2013 Oral Presentation Problem:
2013 Special Topic:
Sustainable Rangeland Management: Achieving a balance between Traditional Agricultural Uses with Non-Agricultural uses on Montana Rangelands
Culpeper SWCD Resource Links
State Envirothon Resource Links
North American Envirothon Resource Links
2011 Local Tests & Answer Keys
2011 Special Topic: Estuaries Test with answers
2011 Soils test with answers
2011 Wildlife test with answers
2011 Forestry test with answers
2011 Aquatics test with answers