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Youth Education

Envirothon

What is Envirothon?

  • The Virginia Dominion Energy Envirothon is a team-based natural resources competition for high school students. 

  • Students who participate learn stewardship and management concepts and work to solve real-world environmental problems. 

  • The program is field-oriented, community-based, and gives students an opportunity to work with natural resource professionals.

  • There are six field stations that the competition focuses on:

    • Soils

    • Water Quality

    • Wildlife

    • Trees

    • Current Issue (changes every year)

    • Oral presentation on the current issue

How does anyone participate?

  • Students work in teams of five.  Throughout the school year students prepare to compete at the local level, qualify to then compete at the area level and the top three teams from the six Soil & Water Conservation District areas in the state compete to be the State Winner.

  • Teams can be created through school clubs, classes, home school groups, 4-H groups, scout troops, local nature centers etc.  The only requirement is that the team has a minimum of five students (who are in 9th-12th grade) and one adult advisor/chaperone.

  • Teams will need to get in touch with Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District by the winter in order to be included in the local and/or regional competitions that occur in the spring.

To participate in the Envirothon competition contact Kim Lowther at education@pwswcd.org.

Other Opportunities:

Virginia Board of Education’s Seal for Excellence in Science and the Environment*

 
Information about the Diploma Seal- Science and the Environment, which Envirothon students could earn, can be found here.

*Available only to students who entered ninth grade in 2018-2019 or thereafter.

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