The Oregon Envirothon is an exciting, fun way for high school-aged students to learn about the environment through hands-on field experiences that demonstrate knowledge of natural resources. Teams of five students train and compete in the areas of Aquatic Ecology, Forest Ecology, Soils and Land Use, Wildlife Ecology, and a current environmental issue relating to particular ecosystems. The Oregon Envirothon seeks to develop knowledgeable, skilled and dedicated citizens who are willing to work towards achieving and maintaining a natural balance between the quality of life and the quality of the environment.
Each year, Envirothon teaches and positively influences the lives of over 500,000 young people across North America. The number continues to grow as additional states and provinces become involved; in fact, interest has been sparked around the world, from Turkey to Australia. Envirothon is truly becoming international in scope!
Teams are provided with reference materials and may participate in hands-on training to acquire the knowledge and skills needed in each of the testing areas. In the oral presentation component, students learn the complexities of solving environmental problems while working as a team and having fun.
The introductory slideshow and Oregon Envirothon brochure are a great place to see what Envirothon is about. In addition, the letter to teachers may be helpful to learn about the resources available for participation. All resources are in Adobe .pdf format. A link is included at the bottom of this page to get the free Adobe Reader if you don't have it already.
CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who participated in the 2016 Oregon Envirothon.
1st Place - Sutherlin High School FFA Team #1
2nd Place - Southern Oregon E-Team
3rd Place - Philomath High School
4th Place - Newberg High School
5th Place - Newberg High School FFA
The 20th annual Oregon Envirothon competition was held Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Oregon Garden in Silverton, Oregon.
The current environmental issue for this year is "Invasive Species: A Challenge to the Environment, Economy and Society." Contact us for more information.