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Nebraska Envirothon

Nebraska Envirothon

The Nebraska Envirothon is a competition designed for high school students (9-12th grades) to test their knowledge about the environment. Five-member teams compete on the regional level in seven areas of environmental studies: soil, aquatics, forestry, policy, wildlife, range, environmental policy and current issue. For the state competition an oral presentation on a topic selected by the NCF-Envirothon Committee is added to the testing stations.

Why take the time to organize and coach a team for this competition? More and more careers are being created that deal with the environment. This is an excellent opportunity to give your students some additional background in the environment and exposure to environmental careers.

TEACHER/ADVISOR TRAINING VIDEOS AVAILABLE AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.

What makes the Envirothon different from other extra-curricular activities students already participate in? The Nebraska Envirothon competition gives your students the chance to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to life. Students are given the chance to interact with resource professionals who use the knowledge they gained in high school and college every day in their career. The Envirothon shows students the link between academics and the business world.

The NCF-Envirothon is an annual high school competition conducted during July or August. In 2020, Nebraska is hosting this international competition in Lincoln! Nearly 500 students, volunteers and guests will be headed to the Cornhusker State! To expose students to diverse environmental issues, ecosystems, and topography the NCF-Envirothon is hosted in a different location each year. Teams, each consisting of five members, compete for recognition and scholarships by demonstrating their knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management at five testing stations and finish with a 20-minute oral presentation.

For more information, contact Megan Grimes at mgrimes [at] nrdnet.org or 402-471-7670.

 

Resources

Nebraska Envirothon Scores
2020 Score Compilations & State Qualifiers
STATE ENVIROTHON CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 

Nebraska Envirothon Information

NCF-Envirothon
Annually, the Special Topic section is based on the "Current Environmental Issue" selected for the NCF-Envirothon international competition. Nebraska Envirothon competitors should prepare for the state Special Topic section by studying the NCF-Envirothon resources.