New Jersey Envirothon
The New Jersey Envirothon competition is a one-day event that takes place at the end of the school year. Teams are tested on environmental topics through hands-on interactive problem-solving at five testing stations. Test questions may cover any information in the study guide and suggested resource materials like web materials and links. The contest consists of hands-on questions along with some true/false, multiple choice and fill-in-the-blanks. There are 30 minutes allowed at each station. Team presentations last 10 minutes.
The team that best demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of natural resources, as well as teamwork and communication skills, moves on to represent New Jersey in the NCF Envirothon competition which is North America’s largest High School Environmental Education Competition. This multi-day event further tests the team’s understanding of the environment and involves teams from all regions of the United States and Canada.
The National Conservation Foundation Envirothon is a dynamic hands-on Environmental Education Program for high school students. Teams of students who wish to compete in the state-level Envirothon competition explore different natural resource related topics throughout the school year, including Soils, Forestry, Aquatics, Wildlife Ecology and Current Environmental Issues. As they strengthen their background in natural resources, students practice working in teams, considering information and differing viewpoints to reach a decision through consensus and teamwork. One of the purposes of this program is to encourage students to become better informed, active participants in natural resource management decisions and problem-solving.