2014 New York State Envirothon
May 21 & 22, 2014
Morrisville State College
The New York State Envirothon, sponsored by the New York State Soil and Water Conservation District, is designed to:
• Test students' knowledge and understanding of natural resource issues within New York State.
• Cultivate students' desire to learn more about our natural resources and environmental issues.
The spirit of competition stimulates students' interests in environmental concerns and motivates them to further develop their skills and grow into environmentally-aware, action-oriented adults.
Envirothon activities begin locally with teams of five high school students competing
for the county Envirothon title. Local competitions are sponsored by the county conservation districts, with a helping hand from local environmental or recreational
civic groups or environmentally conscious companies. County winners then move on
to the state contest where their knowledge is challenged in five areas: aquatic ecology, forestry, soils & land use, wildlife, and the current issue.
Once a team is chosen as State Envirothon Champions, its members become New
York State's representatives at the Canon Envirothon. New York State teams have placed in the top ten teams at the Canon competitions since the first NYS
Envirothon in 1990 until 2011 where we took 18th place.
Today's students will be tomorrow's property owners, government officials, parents,
and teachers. Make a fun investment in the future of our environment. Register to participate in the New York Envirothon program at your local Soil and Water Conservation District office. Contact your local office for more information about registering a team, and the date and location of the state competition.