A yearlong program that combines classroom study and field experiences, the North American Envirothon is the culmination of one of North America's largest high school environmental education competitions.
The competition draws participation from more than 500,000 students in the United States and Canada, and awards more than $125,000 in scholarships and prizes annually.
North American Envirothon , state and provincial winners are tested on their knowledge of soils and land use , aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife and a current environmental issue. They are introduced to the local environment in training sessions guided by natural resource professionals. Teamwork, problem solving, and presentation skills are evaluated as each team offers a panel of judges an oral presentation containing recommendations for solving the specific challenge that is presented during the competition.
Canon, U.S.A., the National Association of Conservation Districts in the U.S., the United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) Forest Service and the U.S.D.A. Natural Resource Conservation Service are North American Envirothon sponsors, along with provincial Forestry Associations in Canada.
For more information: www.envirothon.org