What is the Envirothon?
Five-member teams of high school students work together to compete on five environmental topics. They are tested on their knowledge of Soils, Aquatics, Forestry, Wildlife, and Current Issues. They also give a 5-minute oral presentation on a problem solving scenario related to the year's current issue topic. The primary goal of the Envirothon is to learn about the natural environment we live in so as to become stewards of the land. In preparation for the event, students develop research skills, practice team building, and gain an appreciation for consensus decision making.
The Capital Region Envirothon incorporates schools from eight counties including: Albany, Columbia, Montgomery, Orange, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Ulster. The Capital Region Envirothon takes place yearly in late April/early May at the NY Power Authority in Blenheim, NY. The highest scoring school from each county advances to the New York State Envirothon.
There is no cost to the students, parents, or schools to participate, outside of providing the necessary transportation to the event site.
For more information about the program contact Leanna O'Grady at Columbia County Soil & Water Conservation District at (518) 267-3313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any high school within the eight county region is welcome to register. Please submit the Registration form to Leanna O'Grady either by email or mail. Modeling and Medical forms can be brought with you on the day of the event.
Columbia Co. SWCD
1024 Route 66
Ghent, NY 12075
Above: Hudson High School Envirothon Team placed first regionally and third statewide in the 2022 Envirothon
Above: 2019 Envirothon participants being tested on their knowledge of wildlife