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.
2014 West Virginia Envirothon
The 2014 West Virginia Envirothon will take place April 24-25, 2014 at the Wood county 4-H Camp in Mineral Wells, WV.2014 WV Envirothon Agenda
2014 Envirothon Training Opportunities
WV Envirothon Registration Form
2014 WV Envirothon Registration Form
Policy and Procedures
WV Envirothon Policy and Procedures
2014 West Virginia Envirothon Study Materials
Aquatics | Forestry | Soils | Wildlife
Envirothon 5th Topic
Sustainable Agriculture/Local foods
2014 Oral Presentation Schedule
Oral Presentation Score Sheet
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 quesiton. 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.
Additional Information and Resources
Medical/Parental Consent Form
2015-2016 Envirothon Bid Request & Form
Want to get involved?
For additional information, contact Shirley Hyre at (304) 364-8424 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org