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
2018 Oral Presentation Problem:
2018 Specific Oral Presentation Resources:
- Soils Map for 2018 OP Problem
- Aerial Map for 2018 OP Problem
- Cost Estimates for Grazing and Hay
- Pasture Vs. Hay Estimated Cost and Returns
The 2018 Shenandoah Valley SWCD local competition will be held April 17, 2018 at Westover Park in Harrisonburg, Va.
2018 SVSWCD Local Competition Resources:
- Soils, Aquatics, Forestry, and Wildlife Resources
- Coaches Handbook
- SVSWCD Local Rules
This years Area I competition date is May 2, 2018 at McCormick Farm Raphine, VA
2018 Area I Competition Resources
This years State competition date is TBD.
- For more information about curriculum guidelines please visit: http://vaswcd.org/envirothon