High School Envirothon

The High School Envirothon is a wonderful opportunity for high school students to develop and demonstrate their knowledge of environmental resources and their connection to human activity in a diverse environment while competing in the field rather than on the field. Students will work in teams and practice dealing with complex resource management decisions in areas of focus such as Aquatics, Forestry, Soil/Land use, Wildlife and Current Environmental Issues. A school team must be made up of 5 students and an advisor. There are three main goals of this program:

GOAL 1: To promote a desire to learn more about the natural environment and equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to apply the basic principles and practices of resource management and ecology to complex environmental issues.
GOAL 2: To promote stewardship of natural resources and to encourage the development of the critical thinking, cooperative problem-solving, and decision-making skills required to achieve and maintain a natural balance between the quality of life and the quality of the environment.
GOAL 3: To provide students with experience in environmentally-oriented activities, enabling them to become environmentally-aware, action-oriented citizens.

This competition is open to schools of all sizes, private and public and even non-traditional home-schooled students. Any Portage County school district can put together up to two teams of five students with one alternate and an adult advisor. Team registration forms must be completed and returned to our office by Friday, March 15, 2019. This years current environmental issue is "Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge & Technology to Feed the World" and the competition will be held on Wednesday April 24th, 2019.

Envirothon Resources

If you would like more information on this program or are interested in participating, contact Taylor at thillyer@portageswcd.org or (330) 235-6811