Envirothon is North America's largest and most academically challenging high school environmental competition. The goal of Envirothon is to enhance students' environmental literacy and enable them to make informed decisions regarding the environment.
Envirothon is a TEAM competition. Through several months of study, teams of five students prepare themselves for testing in wildlife biology, forestry, aquatics, soil science, and a current environmental issue. At Envirothon, teams must work together to answer knowledge-based questions in outdoor field-testing stations and also apply that knowledge to solve real-life problems.
State and National Competition
The Texas Envirothon is held over three days in March or April of each year.
At the state competition, students will:
- participate in seminars led by natural resource professionals;
- create solutions to real-life problems and present them to a panel of experts; and
- compete at outdoor field-testing stations in the areas of wildlife biology, forestry, aquatics, soil science, and a current environmental issue.
The wining team at the state level advances to the five day North American Envirothon in August, which is held in a different location each year.
Commitment to Education
All Texas Envirothon objectives and materials are TEKS correlated.
Two copies of the Envirothon training manual are provided to each team upon registration. The extensive manual covers all testable material in the five subject areas.
Envirothon teacher training workshops are held each fall.
Winning teams from each state earn an expenses-paid trip to the North American Envirothon to compete for scholarships totaling $25,000.