The Virginia Dominion Envirothon is a natural resources competition for high school students. It provides students with hands-on learning from natural resource professionals, and expands their knowledge of soils, forestry, wildlife and aquatics, and gives them opportunities to formulate strategies to solve environmental issues.

At each level of competition (local, regional, state and nationals), students are tested “in the field” and give an oral presentation a current environmental issue.

Envirothon Teams consist of 5 members plus 2 alternates, in grades 9 – 12. All schools, FFA, 4-H, and home-school students are welcome. The team coach can be a teacher or any willing adult.

Local Competition:  For more details on the adapted virtual local competition to be hosted by TJSWCD in March 2021, please contact Lauriston DaMitz at 434-975-0224, Ext. 107.  The top three teams will advance to the Area II competition. To compete, teams must be registered with TJSWCD by December 15, 2020. (Click here to see recent winners of the TJSWCD competition)

Area Competition:  Hosted by the Area II Soil & Water Districts in April; the top three teams proceed to the State level.

State Competition:  The Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD) hosts the State level Envirothon in May.

National Competition:  The top team from each state will compete at the National Envirothon held in July.

Get Prepared! The TJSWCD has resource back packs filled with study materials available for teams to borrow. There is one pack each for Wildlife, Soils, Aquatics, and Forestry. These packs are very hands-on and using them to study will undoubtedly help you. Please call the TJSWCD office for more information (434-975-0224, Ext. 107).