What Is The Envirothon?
Classroom learning meets the outdoors in the annual Envirothon! The District hosts the county wide competition aimed at helping aid high school students broaden their knowledge of ecosystems and the environment we share.
Once called the Envirolympics, the environmental competition started in the 1970’s, and has now become a national event held annually. Fulton, Luzerne, and Schuylkill conservation districts started the competition in 1979, and by 1984 interest had expanded greatly. The first state completion was held that year at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center in Huntington County. Interest continued to grow, now engaging approximately 15,000 high school students from across Pennsylvania.
Each year students from both public and private schools are invited to participate in the Envirothon as a team. While competing, the students are tested on five subjects including forestry, soils, wildlife, aquatics, and a current issue. The teams are supervised by a variety of professionals from environmental fields such as foresters, scientists, and biologists.
Teams compete in the county completion, and the 1st place winner moves onto the state completion. The 2019 county competition will be held at Disaster’s Edge Environmental Center on Tuesday May 7. The state competition for 2019 will be held at the University of Pittsburg Johnstown on May 21 and 22, 2019.
Teachers interested in forming a team for the Envirothon: Please fill out the form below and mail it to the district at 401 Candlelight Drive, Suite 229 Ebensburg Pa 15931 by Friday March 22, 2019.