Wood Panel




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. 

What is the Envirothon?

Students giving presentation
Kids at forestry station
Winners of envirothon

2023 Envirothon

The 2023 SE Area Envirothon date and location will be announced at a later date.

The MN State Envirothon will be heal Monday, May 15, 2023, at Prairie Wetlands Learning Center in Fergus Falls, MN.

This years Current Issue is "Adapting to Changing Climate"

Cracked Mud

2023 Current Issue Scenario

Design Book

2022 Area 7 Envirothon Rules

Black Soil

2022 Soils Study Guide


2022 Forestry Study Guide

Organic Compost

2022 Current Issue Study Guide