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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.

Host the 2016 Annual West Virginia Envirothon

Information and bid forms to host the 2016 WV Envirothon below. The deadline to return the bids to Heather Duncan (see Bid Request and Form) is Feburary 1, 2016.
2016-2017 Envirothon Bid Request & Form
2015 WV Envirothon Schedule
Bid Letter and Requirement List

2015 West Virginia Envirothon

2015 All Team Scores.pdf
2015 Final Ten.pdf

2015 Envirothon Training Opportunities

Policy and Procedures

WV Envirothon Policy and Procedures

West Virginia Envirothon Study Materials

Aquatics | Forestry | Soils | Wildlife

Additional Information and Resources

Envirothon Flier
Envirothon PowerPoint
Envirothon Brochure
Envirothon Overview
Scholarship Guidelines

Free School Grants, Graduate College Credit for Teachers and Project- Based Environmental Education for Students

Dear Teachers,

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 college credit and a grant for your school, please continue reading.

Here is the deal:

Schools will receive a $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 an 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:
  • Attend 1 teacher workshop (October 9, 2015 - details attached) - Holly Gray Park, Braxton County
  • Train a 5 member team for the WV Envirothon competition
  • Have a complete team of 5 students compete in all aspects of the WV Envirothon competition and accompany them to the event on April 21-22, 2016 at Camp Caesar in Cowen, WV.
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 2015 WV Envirothon Teacher Training

**** There is an additional opportunity being made available to you as well but is not required to attend. The day before our scheduled WV Envirothon workshop (October 8) we will have Project WET, Project Learning Tree and possibly Project WILD facilitators present at Holly Gray Park to train teachers on these project based curriculum. If you attend this training, you will receive copies of these excellent curriculums to use in your classrooms. The training on October 8 begins at 1 p.m. and will end at 8 p.m. with a 1 hour dinner break (on your own). Be sure to click yes on the WV Envirothon Teacher Training registration form if you can attend this additional training. Once again, this training is not required to meet the obligations of the WV Envirothon grant and stipend program.

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

NCF Envirothon

(click image to visit NCF Envirothon Website)

2015 NCF Envirothon
July 27-August 2
Missouri State University
Springfield, MO.

National Student Video Contest

Win cash prizes by creating a short video on a global challenge impacted by population growth. All high school students are eligible to enter. Submission deadline: February 19, 2015. For more information, please visit www.worldof7billion.org/student-video-contest/

Want to get involved?

For additional information, contact John Sencindiver by email at jsencindiver48@gmail.com or by mail at
West Virginia Envirothon
742 Airport Rd.
Sutton, WV 26601


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