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What is the Envirothon?

The West Virginia Envirothon is a conservation education program and competition for students in grades 9 through 12. The West Virginia Envirothon focuses on five subject areas: aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and a current environmental topic. By participating in the Envirothon program students learn about West Virginia's diverse ecosystem and how they can help conserve and protect it for future generations.

How can I participate?

To participate in the West Virginia Envirothon, you must first put together a team of five students and one adult advisor/chaperone. Teams can be created through school clubs, home school groups, classes, 4-H groups, scout troops, etc. The next step is to register your team for the upcoming West Virginia Envirothon, get your study materials and prepare for the competition. Teams are tested on their natural resource knowledge, skills, and problem-solving abilities.

Envirothon Information and Resources

2017 WV Envirothon FINAL Scores.pdf

Please enjoy this album of the 2017 Envirothon.

Click on the right side of the picture to advance through the album (448 pictures)

WV Envirothon Teachers Workshop - September 25, 2017

The WV Envirothon committee is announcing an exciting opportunity for teachers interested in working with high school students on environmental issues. If you enjoy teaching environmental concepts, would like to receive a personal stipend, college credit and a grant for your school to purchase natural resources teaching supplies, please continue reading.

Here is the deal.

Schools will receive.... $200 grant to purchase equipment for environmental education (If school has multiple teams only 1 grant will be awarded to the school).

Students will receive.... Opportunity to participate in a real-world, project based learning competition and meet other students from across the state.

Teachers will receive....

  • $150 stipend (The stipend will be awarded to 1 teacher per team. A school can have multiple teams. The stipend can be used by the teacher to off-set the cost of the 3 hours of graduate credit but does not have to be used for that purpose.)
  • 3 hours of graduate level/continuing education credit at Marshall University is available.

All the teacher must do is....

  1. Attend 1 teacher workshop (September 25, 2017 - details attached) - Holly Gray Park, Braxton County
  2. Train a 5 member team for the WV Envirothon competition
  3. Have a complete team of 5 students compete in all aspects of the WV Envirothon competition and accompany them to the event on April 19-20, 2018 at Jackson’s Mill.

The workshop will provide teachers with detailed and engaging instruction on the environmental concepts of the WV Envirothon competition and details about registering for the college credit and receiving the school grant.
The teacher stipend and school grant will be awarded after the teacher completes the three events (workshop, team training, and competition).


To sign up for the teacher workshop click on the following link and complete and submit form... 2017 WV Envirothon Teacher Training


Session Agenda:

  • 9:00 am - Breakfast Snacks
  • 9:15 am - Welcome - Envirothon Chairman Wayne McKeever
  • 9:30 am - Aquatics Session - USFS Karen Sykes
  • 10:45 am - Soils Session - USDA NRCS Aron Sattler
  • 12 pm - Lunch provided on site
  • 12:30 pm - Wildlife Session - WV DNR Art Shomo
  • 1:45 pm - Forestry Session - WV DoF Johnny King
  • 3:00 pm - Wrap Up

For more information contact: Jason Hughes at (304) 558-2347 or jehughes@k12.wv.us

Directions to Holly Gray Park:

I-79 Flatwoods exit, right turn S on Rt 4
First left up hill past Days Inn, EMS & Nursing Home
Continue to intersection, turn right on Rt 15
Holly Gray Park entrance on right
Watch for Envirothon signs

Policy and Procedures

WV Envirothon Policy and Procedures

West Virginia Envirothon Study Materials

Aquatics | Forestry | Soils | Wildlife

2017 West Virginia Envirothon Fifth Topic

Envirothon 5th Topic 2017

Oral Presentation Rules

Teams will have to turn in their posters when they register. The posters will be given to the teams at the time scheduled for their 15 minute practice session. to receive full credit, presentations must be between 5 minutes and 7 minutes. Points will be deducted according to the score sheet if they take less time. Teams will be stopped at 7 minutes. This will allow time for a three minute Question and Answer session with the judges.

    Poster Rules and Regulations
  • 1.  3 posters, can use front and back, white poster board only, size 22x28 inches only (nothing larger or smaller)
  • 2.  Any media, Flat surface, 2 dimensional only, no 3 dimensional posters
  • 3.  3 X 5 inch notecards can be used to read from; cannot be used as visual aid
  • 4.  No add-ons, nothing to increase 22x28 inch size, no flipcharts, pull-outs, etc
  • 5.  Absolutely no props. Pointer and easel will be provided. This prohibits the use of electronic equipment (computers, smart phones, etc.)
  • 6.  No team, school, county, district, or personal names on posters
  • 7.  No identifying clothing to be worn, Envirothon t-shirts required
Posters not adhering to rules and any props will be confiscated. Points will be deducted for infractions of rules 6 and 7 (see score sheet).

Top Five Presentation
The top five teams will give the same presentation as the previous day, complete with 3 minute Question and Answer period. After that, each team will be asked the same bonus question. Teams will have up to three minutes to confer on an answer, and one minute to provide the answer.

At the end of the competition, all posters not picked up will be recycled.

NCF Envirothon

(click image to visit NCF Envirothon Website)

Want to get involved?

For additional information, contact Envirothon Chairman Wayne McKeever by email at wayne.mckeever@gmail.com
or by mail at
West Virginia Envirothon
742 Airport Rd.
Sutton, WV 26601


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