The Envirothon is a unique and challenging natural resources problem-solving competition for high school students throughout the state. Teams of students are tested on environmental topics such as aquatics, wildlife, soils, forestry and a currant environmental issue. Each year, New Jersey’s winning team becomes our State Representative in the North American Envirothon competition, the largest high school Environmental Education competition.
Participating in the National Envirothon affords students the opportunity to exchange information and experiences with other conservation minded youths from all over North America, as well as gaining New Jersey recognition for its fine Envirothon program.
The Cape Atlantic Conservation District offers grants to participating teams in Atlantic and Cape May counties. In order to aid students in preparing for the Envirothon, three (3) all day training sessions are held throughout the State. Professionals from various environmental fields will present both hands-on and study materials in preparation for the Envirothon competition. Registered teams, as well as other interested students/schools, are welcome.
If you would like information regarding the Envirothon, District grants or the Southern New Jersey training session, please contact Glenn Ward at (609) 625-3144. For more information about the New Jersey Envirothon, vist their website at www.njenvirothon.org.
The New Jersey Envirothon has a Facebook page too. Check it out!
6260 Old Harding Highway
Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330
Phone: (609) 625-3144
Fax: (609) 625-7360
Water Resource Management: Local Control and Local Solutions
The District is excited to announce the New Jersey Envirothon will be held once again. The event will be virtual this year rather than in-person and will be split into two major parts:
1. Station testing consisting of both written and “hands-on” questions will be held on Saturday, May 22nd. Select teams with the most points will move on to the oral Team Presentation component two weeks later on Saturday, June 5th.
2. The Team Presentation will incorporate a slideshow presentation (either Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides). The Team Presentation Problem will be posted on Monday, May 24th and is due Friday, May 28th.
The Envirothon has always been a “team” competition and this year’s event will carry on that tradition. Teams will compete for scholarships and prizes just as they would at the in-person event.
The virtual competition will allow students to utilize technology as they work through the station resources together as a team and compete online. It may not be the outdoor experience we treasure each year, but we are committed to making the 2021 virtual Envirothon a worthwhile experience for all involved.
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Friday, April 16.
As in past years, the District is offering five mini grants of $50. The first five participating teams from either Atlantic or Cape May County will be eligible. Registration and participation in the event is required the mini grant.
Link to Online Registration Form Mini Grant Application
Training Session Dates
A virtual Training Session is planned for early May.
Stay tuned for further information