2018 State Envirothon May 3rd and 4th
Make note: This will be different from past years as this is a Thursday and Friday!!
2018 Current Event Topic:
Western Rangeland Management: Balancing Diverse Views
About the Competition:
Illinois Envirothon begins by competing at your local level competitions. You will be tested on the 5 subjects (Aquatics, Wildlife, Forestry, Soils & Current Events Topic).
The top scoring team from the local event then heads to the State Competition in Monticello at the 4H Memorial Campgrounds. The 4H camp provides us with 3 meals and housing for both teams and volunteers in their Cabin facilities.
The five member teams, representing a school or organization, are formed. Long before the competition starts, teams begin by studying resource material to learn the fundamentals of each category. At the competitions, students visit in-the-field test stations where presentations are given by resource professionals. They are challenged to work as teams to answer written questions and conduct hands-on problem solving situations focusing on each of the five environmental areas. The program is competitive but learning is the bottom line.