The Virginia Dominion Envirothonis 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 details our local competition to be hosted by TJSWCD at Camp Albemarle, please contact Courtney Harlow-Humphreys at 434-975-0224, Ext. 107 or via email at education @tjswcd.org. The top two teams will advance to the Area II competition. To compete, teams must be registered with TJSWCD by March 8, 2024. (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 be of help. Please email us for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org)