The 2021 Envirothon - A Virtual State Event! 

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Join us for the 1st Ever Virtual Event!

The 2021 Minnesota State Envirothon will be held in an online/virtual format.

Testing will be on a Google platform, April 5-9, 2021, (Aquatics, Wildlife, Forestry, Soils and Current Issue Topic).

Each team will complete the Oral Presentation /Current Issue, and submit a video 7 to 10 minutes in length, between March 1-31, 2021.

Judging of the presentation videos will take place in early April and will be completed by April 16th.

The final results will be announced the following week, right around Earth Day.

What is the Envirothon?

An outdoor learning event for students in grades 6-12
promoting natural resource involvement and education.
Grades 9-12 compete for a chance to attend the state envirothon.
Grades 6-8 compete in the junior envirothon.  Participating students
go to all of the same learning stations, but they do not give an oral presentation.
For more information about the state envirothon, go to:
May 6th, 2020 at Lake Bemidji State Park in Bemidji, MN.
When did the national program start?
  • The North American Envirothon program started in 1979 in Pennsylvania.
  • Districts sponsored the program as an outdoor hands-on competition.
  • Minnesota held its first Envirothon in 1993 with 100 students from the Twin Cities area participating.
  • The following year, several Soil and Water Conservation Districts throughout Minnesota organized area competitions.
  • By 1996, all Minnesota districts held area competitions. Now, up to 1,200 students participate throughout the state.
The North Central Envirothon includes schools from the following counties:
    Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, and Wadena.

How can my school get involved?

  • Contact your local Soil and Water Conservation District (see Contacts Page) and tell them that you are interested in forming a team or teams.
  • Organize your team(s).
  • Obtain study materials from your Area Envirothon coordinator.
  • Plan your training sessions and meet as often as possible.
  • Consider contacting local experts to help train your team(s).
  • Practice oral presentations.
  • Participate in your local or state competition. And HAVE FUN!

Click HERE to view our brochure with our contact information.