Hands-on natural resource education for Vermont high school students
The Vermont Envirothon is a state-wide competition where high school students put their knowledge of forestry, wildlife, soils and water resources to the test. The team that demonstrates the greatest overall knowledge is selected to represent Vermont at the North American Envirothon event held this upcoming year in Geneva, New York at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on July 28th-August 3rd, 2024. The current issue topic for the 2024 competition is Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future. Over 2,000 Vermont students have participated in Envirothon since it began in 1996. We hope your school might join us in 2023 by registering a team.
Envirothon provides an opportunity for students to participate in hands-on STEM learning and connect with professionals in the fields of soil & water conservation, wildlife, forestry and agriculture. Some science teachers have chosen to incorporate studying for the Envirothon into their curriculum, while other coaches use the event as an opportunity to strengthen the public speaking skills of their students.
Teams are composed of five students in grades 9-12 coordinated by one coach, typically a teacher or parent. A training day will be offered on April (date and location pending) and the Vermont competition will take place in May (date and location pending). We plan to host these events in person outdoors and will be monitoring COVID safety guidelines closely as the event days approach.
Each coach will receive a packet of digital and print resources to help them prepare. Each participant will receive a complimentary t-shirt.
For more information about the event please visit: https://envirothon.org. We only ask for contact information for the coach at time of registration, so coaches still have time to recruit team members !
For more information: Contact the Envirothon Coordinator, Adelaide Dumm at firstname.lastname@example.org