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The Envirothon is an outdoor learning competition for high school students in grades 9-12. It is one of the states largest environmental education initiatives.


Each year the Freeborn County SWCD partners with 9 neighboring SWCDs to sponsor a Southeast Area 

Envirothon in which teams compete in 5 environmental learning stations:

  • Soils

  • Wildlife 

  • Water Resources

  • Forestry

  • Current Environmental Issue

What is the Envirothon?

Natural resource professionals staff the stations and provide a short presentation on each topic. Each team then completes a test before moving to the next station. Prior to the event, teams are given a 'Current Issue Scenario' to create a presentation and will present their ideas to a panel of judges. Scores from each station and the presentation are tallied together for a final score.

The top three teams advance to the State Envirothon Competition and winners at the State level advance to the National Envirothon where they compete for scholarships and other prizes. 

If you are interested in more information or registering a team for the Envirothon please contact: Senja Viktora at or (507)-320-3737.

2024 Envirothon

The 2024 SE Area Envirothon was held at the Byron Sportsman and Conservation Club near Byron, MN on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024. 

The MN State Envirothon was held on Monday, May 20th, 2024, at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center located in Finland, MN..

This years Current Issue is “Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future in MN.”

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