The 2017 Envirothon Competition has concluded. Please check back for information regarding the 2018 Envirothon Competition.
The Virginia Envirothon is a natural resources competition for high school students. Students work in teams of five. Teams can be created through school clubs, classes, home school groups, 4-H groups, scout troops, local nature centers etc. The only requirements of at team are a minimum of five students and one adult advisor/chaperone
- The teams are tested on their knowledge of natural resources – soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatics and a current environmental issue.
- Written and hands-on problem solving is required along with an oral presentation formulating a strategy for addressing an environmental issues problem.
- The Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District sponsors a local competition.
- The winner at the local competition advances to the area and potentially the state competition.
- The state winner represents Virginia in the National Envirothon.
Resources & Information
2017 Oral Presentation Problem:
Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship
2017 Specific Oral Presentation Resources:
- Topographic Map for 2017 OP Problem
- Soils Map for 2017 OP Problem
- Aerial Map for 2017 OP Problem
- Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship Introduction
- Additional Oral Presentation Resources
The Shenandoah Valley SWCD local competition will be held March 30, 2017 at Westover Park in Harrisonburg, Va.
2017 SVSWCD Local Competition Resources:
- Soils, Aquatics, Forestry, and Wildlife Resources
- Coaches Handbook
- SVSWCD Local Rules
This years Area I competition will be held April 26, 2017 at Natural Chimneys in Mt. Solon, VA.
2017 Area I Competition Resources
This years State competition will be held May 21-22, 2017 at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va.
- For more information about curriculum guidelines please visit: http://vaswcd.org/learning-objectivesoral-presentation