Envirothon is an annual environmentally themed academic competition for high school aged students organized by the NCF-Envirothon a program of the National Conservation Foundation. The competition is held by the United States and Canada on a regional, state, and bi-national level. Envirothon combines in-class and hands-on environmental education in a competition setting which involves a problem-solving presentation as well as written field tests. The competition tests students on five core subjects- aquatic ecology, forestry, soils and land use, wildlife- along with a fifth annually-changing subtopic which focuses on relevant environmental issues. Currently, roughly 500,000 students from forty-five U.S. states and nine Canadian provinces/territories participate in the competition.
In Tennessee, the Envirothon is sponsored by the TB RCD & D Council and is composed of seven (7) Regional Contests with the winnners participating in the State Competition. The State Competition winner participates in the NCF Envirothon Competition for North America.
Our sponsors in Tennessee include the following organizations and agencies: