Envirothon

What is the Envirothon?

The Envirothon is an outdoor learning competition for high school students in grades 9-12, which 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, and a current environmental issue). 

Natural resource professionals staff the stations and provide a short presentation on a natural resources topic, which is then followed by a test taken by the teams. 

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. 

2022 Envirothon

The 2022 SE Area Envirothon will be held on Thursday, April 21 at Byron Sportsman and Conservation Club in Byron, MN.

The MN State Envirothon will be held Monday, May 16 at Prairie Wetlands Learning Center in Fergus Falls, MN.

This years Current Issue is "Waste to Resources"

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