Looking for a fun and engaging way to teach your students about the environment and natural resources? Want to challenge them to think critically and creatively about complex issues? Want to give them a chance to compete for scholarships, prizes, and recognition at the state or international level?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider forming an Envirothon team at your school, youth club or community group.
Envirothon is a natural resource education program and competition that encourages students to learn about aquatic ecology, forestry, soils and land use, wildlife, and current environmental issues. And of course, the regional IRL Envirothon competition always includes a chance for our local students to delve in to the Indian River Lagoon, too!
Envirothon incorporates STEM principles, hands-on learning, and field experiences, where students can learn from natural resource professionals and apply their knowledge and skills.
The top teams from each state, province, and partner nation are eligible to attend the NCF-Envirothon’s annual international competition, where they can compete against the best of the best for thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards. The NCF-Envirothon’s competition is hosted in a different U.S. state or Canadian province each year, exposing students to diverse environmental issues, ecosystems, and topography.
Envirothon is more than just a competition. It is a learning experience that fosters student leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, and communication skills. It is a program that empowers students to educate others, take action in their local communities, pursue study in environmental disciplines, and work toward careers in the environment, natural resources, and conservation.
If you are interested in forming a local Envirothon team, visit: https://www.irlenvirothon.org/.
If you have questions, feel free to email Community Engagement Coordinator, Heather Stapleton at firstname.lastname@example.org.