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We would like to thank each of the teams that participated in the 2021 Envirothon. Below is a video showcasing each team and the winners of each category and overall Team Winner

 




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


Participants Page - Please sign on here

What is the Envirothon?

Resources, Rules and Information
2021 Overview Timeline *NEW - Registration extended to March 26th

2020 Holly-Gray Envirothon Training Videos

Soils Playlist (5 videos):


Wildlife Playlist (2 videos):


Envirothon Forestry Teacher Training Session (1 video):


Envirothon Aquatics Teacher Training Session (1 video):




2021 Current issues - 5th Topic

2021 Envirothon 5th Topic

Water Resource Management: Local Control and Local Solutions
2021 Learning Objectives for the NCF Envirothon

2021 Team Info and Registration

*Please download and save each form before filling it out and sending it in.

Team Registration Form
Team Medical Publicity Release Form

2021 Volunteer Info and Registration

*Please download and save each form before filling it out and sending it in.

Volunteer Registration Form
Volunteer medical Publicity Release form
Team Advisor Schedule

Envirothon Scholarship Information

First Place Team: $5,000
Second Place Team: $3,750
Third Place Team: $2,500
Fourth Place Team: $1,750
Fifth Place Team: $1,250

 

Station Awards*

  1. 1. All Teams are eligible
  2. 2. Station Awards will be presented as follows:
    • a. For the purpose of stimulating conservation and environmental education, students will be awarded $250 per team for the highest team score at each station. The stations include Forestry, Aquatics, Soils, Wildlife and current 5th topic.
    • b. For the purpose of stimulating conservation and Environmental education within the classroom, $250 will be awarded to the station winner's Advisor/Teacher. The stations include Forestry, Aquatics, Soils, Wildlife and current 5th topic
  3. 3. Awards will be presented to the top scoring team in each subject category: Wildlife, Aquatics, Forestry, Soils and current 5th topic.
  4. 4. Ties will be settled by a tie breaker question or questions presented at each testing site, Aquatics, Forestry, Wildlife, Soils and current 5th topic.


$500 Attendance Award*

  1. 1. The top five placing teams and the station award teams are NOT eligible for the attendance award
  2. 2. All five members of each Team must be present at the final presentation to be eligible
  3. 3. The drawing will be held prior to the announcement of the 1st place team
 

Rookie Team Award*

Awarded to the highest-scoring first-year competing team in the amount of $600 for the team, broken down to $100 per member and $100 to the Coach.




*Teams MUST attend all scheduled events. Penalties may be handed out to teams that do not attend events


2021 Envirothon Training Opportunities







Policy and Procedures

WV Envirothon Policy and Procedures

West Virginia Envirothon Study Materials

Aquatics | Forestry | Soils | Wildlife | Study Materials




Oral Presentation Rules
PreliminaryOral_Presentation_Score_Sheet
Final_Oral_Presentation_Score_Sheet

Begining with the 2020 5th Topic oral presentation, teams will use PowerPoint slides instead of the posters used in prior years. A maximum of 10 slides may be used. No videos, sound or hyperlinks will be allowed. Slides may use the animation features that are available with the PowerPoint software.
NEW 2020 Oral Presentation Guidlines PDF

Teams will turn in their flash drive and notecards when they register. The flash drive will be given to the team 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.

    Presentation Rules and Regulations
  • 1). 10 slide maximum
  • 2). No videos, sound, or hyperlinks allowed
  • 3). 3 X 5 inch notecards can be used to read from; cannot be used as visual aid
  • 4). Windows operating system will be used for all presentations utilizing Microsoft Office PowerPoint
  • 5). Absolutely no props. Pointer will be provided.
  • 6). No team, school, county, district, or personal names on presentation
  • 7). No identifying clothing to be worn, Envirothon t-shirts required
  • 8). Points will be deducted for any infractions of these rules


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 presentations not picked up will be recycled.

NCF Envirothon

    
(click image to visit NCF Envirothon Website)

USDA-NRCS Earth Team Volunteer Program information

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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