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 in Ohio.
Envirothon provides an opportunity for students to actively learn about the natural world while also building skills in teamwork and public speaking. Teams of 5 students mentored by a coach refine their skills in plant identification, soil analysis, wildlife tracking and environmental issues. They also create a presentation about the Current Issue topic to present to a panel of judges. Participants have the opportunity to meet professionals from federal, state and local conservation agencies who facilitate activity stations at the Training Day and the Event Day.
Training Day: April (exact day TBD) – Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park, Woodstock, VT
Event Day: May 17, 2022 – Shelburne Farms – Shelburne, VT
Did You Know? Over 2,000 Vermont students have participated in the Vermont Envirothon since it began in 1996. Students have come from public schools, homeschool groups, 4-H Clubs, FFA, church youth groups and Vo-Tech Centers.
For more information: contact the 2021 Envirothon Coordinator, Kristen Balschunat at firstname.lastname@example.org