MN SWCD North Central Area 8 Envirothon 

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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:
Due to the weather, we are changing the location of the Area 8 Envirothon for 2019.  The event will be held at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds at 7223 Fairground Rd NW in Bemidji.  
May 1st, 2019 at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds 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.