The Illinois Envirothon is part of a continental environmental competition for high school students. Envirothon is a unique approach to educating high school students about the natural world around them. The participating schools have teams made up of 5 students who work together to take written tests, as well as to develop and present a problem solving oral presentation. The students are learning about the areas of aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife and a current environmental issue, which changes each year.
Illinois is just one state that participates in this competition. For the National Envirothon there are 42 states and 4 provinces of Canada that compete for the top prize of $2,500 in college scholarship money and other prizes. The program popularity is growing rapidly at the continental as well as the state levels.
Please contact your local Soil & Water Conservation District or us to find out how you can get started in this competition!!