The 2017 Envirothon Competition has concluded. Please check back for information regarding the 2018 Envirothon Competition.

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:

The Shenandoah Valley SWCD local competition will be held March 30, 2017 at Westover Park in Harrisonburg, Va.

2017 SVSWCD Local Competition Resources:

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.

2017 State Envirothon Rules

For more information please contact the District Office at: 540-433-2853 ext. 121 or