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, contact Richard Belcher, NJ Envirothon Coordinator at (609) 292-5540 or 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
"Managing New Jersey Pastureland and Western Rangeland: Balancing Diverse Views"
Breath held and fingers crossed that the weather would cooperate, as opposed to last year’s rain soaked event, the 2018 Envirothon went off without a hitch. Deep in Salem County at Camp Grice, 29 teams of high school students competed in this yearly environmental event. This year, however, was an especially auspicious occasion for it was the 25th anniversary of the NJ Envirothon. The first NJ Envirothon took place in Mercer County in 1994 with only 4 teams participating with the current issue of “Acid Rain”. As Loretta Lynn said, “We’ve come a long way, baby”.
NJTV was there to capture the moment and followed one team of students as they went from station to station. The segment will air on October 14th on the Classroom Close-up magazine program. A preview can be seen on the NJ Envirothon Facebook page.
Last year’s winning school, Cedar Creek High School, had two teams compete this year as well. Both teams placed in the top 10 but, it was West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North that took first with MATES Team#1 and Marine Academy of Science and Technology Team#1 taking second and third, respectively. An awards ceremony in Trenton was held on May 21 recognizing the first, second and third place winners.
West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North students will go onto the North American Envirothon representing New Jersey at the event at Idaho State University from July 22 - July 28.
(left to right) Karol Blew, District Administrator, Gloucester County Soil Conservation District, Chipmunk, Rich Belcher, NJ Envirothon Coordinator, NJ Dept. of Agriculture, Woodsy the Owl, and Michael Bonham, District Manager, Cumberland-Salem Conservation District.
Agriculture and the Environment : Knowledge & Technology to Feed the World
Saturday, May 11, 2018
Registration opens at 6:30 a.m.
The event starts at 8:00 a.m.
Great Times Day Camp
223 Ehrke Road
Waterford Works, NJ 08089
As in past years, the District is offering five mini grants of $100. The first five participating teams from either Atlantic or Cape May County will be eligible. Three training sessions for interested schools and students will be held throughout the state, one in northern, one in central and one in southern New Jersey. Registration is required for both the mini grant and training session. Mini Grant Application and South Jersey Training Session form can be downloaded from the links below and on the NJ Envirothon website.
-Mini Grant Application
-South Jersey Training Registration Form
Training Session Dates and Locations
Swartswood State Park
1091 E. Shore Drive Startswood
Newton, NJ 07860
Time: 9:00am - 1:30pm
Forest Resource Education Center
495 Don Connor Boulevard
Jackson, NJ 08527
Time: 9:00am - 2:30pm
Gloucester County Municipal Complex
1200 N. Delsea Drive
Clayton, NJ 08312
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm