The Envirothon is a natural resource competition for high school students. Teams of five students must, over the course of the school year, prepare themselves for this two-day outdoor competition, usually held in late April each year. Teams are tested on their knowledge in five designated study areas: aquatic ecology, forestry, soils/landuse, wildlife and a current environmental issue. The current issue changes annually.
Utah’s winning team represents the state at the Canon Envirothon, the North American competition, which rotates around the U.S. and Canada. The Utah Envirothon pays transportation and lodging costs for five team members and two advisors to the five-day event. The Canon Envirothon brings together teams from over 50 U.S. states and Canadian provinces. Teams compete for over $100,000 in Canon Envirothon scholarships and other prizes.
Learn more about Utah’s Envirothon, a year-long high school environmental science learning experience and competition sponsored by the Utah Association of Conservation Districts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb1RMQgt5Gc&feature=plcp&context=C37a7150UDOEgsToPDskKj5f-yYdDhVErwdMy9iJv6