Envirothon is a natural resource problem-solving competition for grades 9-12. In an outdoor setting, students are tested in five natural resource areas: aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and a current national environmental issue. Envirothon is a team effort that includes site-specific, hands-on tasks. A team includes three to five students, an alternate, and an adult advisor.
Regional and state competitions are held each spring. In 2019, the Somerset County SWCD is host for the Midcoast Regional competition, to be held at Lake George Regional Park in Canaan. Fifteen teams from eight schools will compete for the chance to advance to the state competition in Augusta on May 31. The top Maine team qualifies for the North American Envirothon finals, an opportunity to compete against teams from across the United States and Canada.
Want to learn more? Visit https://www.maineenvirothon.org/