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.


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 hosted in July or August. 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] or 402-471-7672.



Nebraska Envirothon Information

Nebraska 2024 State Envirothon
April 24, 2024
Ponca State Park
Ponca, NE

2023 Envirothon Field Days (Training Days) - Register to participate HERE.

Nebraska's NRDs in conjunction with partners are hosting Envirothon Field Days in three locations across the state. The field days are a good opportunity to train students for Envirothon with resource professionals or introduce students to Envirothon who may not have competed before. Teachers will have the opportunity to participate in a Project Learning Tree educational workshop and receive curriculum to take home. Register to participated in an Envirothon Field Day HERE.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023: Wahoo, NE
  • Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023: Ord, NE
  • Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023: Scottsbluff, NE


Nebraska 2023 Regional Envirothon Scores
2023 State Envirothon
2023 State Qualifiers
Central Region
Metro Region
Mid-Plains Region
Northeast Region
Southeast Region
Western Region


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.