Posted September 29, 2015
The Envirothon is
a program for high school students to learn more about our natural environment.
The spirit of competition motivates athletes, drives successful businesses and
stimulates new ideas. The Envirothon tests the student's knowledge on topics such
as soils, water resources, forestry, wildlife and current environmental issues.
began in Pennsylvania in the spring of 1979. Since then, it has spread to other
states and countries. South Carolina held its first Envirothon in 1997. High school
teachers across the country are recognizing the value of the Envirothon as a
means of strengthening the environmental awareness of young men and women,
while still achieving the goals set forth by the State's curriculum standards.
The Envirothon experience
is a unique approach to environmental education. Teams compete in an outdoor
setting where they learn that cooperation is needed to achieve success.
Participation in this competition can be great fun for both students and their
advisors. The activities are designed to help the students become
environmentally aware, action-oriented adults.
SC Envirothon Mission Statement
The SC Envirothon
strives to advance environmental awareness through an outdoor venue for high
school students to assess their knowledge of natural resource management issues
and to promote a life-long commitment to environmental stewardship.
Teams must be
sponsored by the local conservation district. All forms must be submitted by
the deadline in order to be considered. Only ONE team will be sponsored for the
Competition: May 13, 2016
to the District: March 1, 2016
(paid by the district): $125
February 6, 2016
deadline: January 22, 2016
will be held at the Clemson University Sandhill Research & Education
Center, Columbia, SC. Each Envirothon Team will consist of five members. In
addition to team members, one alternate will be allowed per team. The alternate
is only allowed to compete with his/her team if a regular team member cannot
participate. Alternates will be allowed to form unofficial teams and test their
knowledge at the competition, but these teams are not eligible to win. You must
register alternates interested in participating on one of these unofficial
teams at the registration tent the day of the competition. Medical releases and
photo waivers will be required for all team members and alternates.
2016 Coaches' Training Workshop