The Competition

Envirothon competitions are intended to bring students from diverse locations and backgrounds together in a fun and challenging atmosphere in which the problem solving, teamwork, and environmental skills built through participation in Envirothon are put to the test!

Provincial Competition: April 29, 2016

Each spring, Envirothon BC holds it's provincial competition.  Students get a chance to put their knowledge and skills to the test by completing field work and oral presentations while competing against other secondary school students.  The winners of Envirothon BC's provincial competition are eligible to represent BC in the North American Envirothon competition

April 23, 2016 Field Day the location is at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

Students visit a local ecosystem and are given an introduction to the area by local resource professionals.  Students will be given the opportunity to listen to professionals and experience aquatic ecosystems, forest ecosystems, soil ecosystems and wildlife from the area.

Students will also have an opportunity to listen to a talk about the current topic as well students will also be given a oral presentation kit and the oral presentation problem.  Students will have 1 week to prepare their oral presentation using only the materials in the kits.  Students will be asked to draw upon data gathered in the field day April 25, a resource package, and their own skills and expertise in order to develop and do an oral presentation. The student team creates and presents an original, 10 - 20 minute, oral presentation on a specific question posed about an area of possible management for the field site.

April 29, 2016 Test Day
The 5 member team will work together on four different tests as well as an oral presentation.  They will have a test in each of the following areas of forestry, soils, aquatics and wildlife.  The tests will include hands on field work as well as written components about each area.  The students will also present their oral presentation to a panel of judges.   

Cost: $100/team


1. Open to youth enrolled in grade 9 - 12. 
2.  All teams will consist of five youth from the same representative school/organization. 
3.  No alternates, with the exception of approved substitutes, may participate in the competition.
4.  Each team must be accompanied by an adult team advisor/teacher.  For the North American event the winning team must arrange for an adult male to chaperone male team members and an adult female to chaperone female team members.
5.  Team advisors must be present for all competition activities and stay on-site during the event.
6.  No technology like cells phones or computers may be used by team members during the competition unless such equipment is provided by the Envirothon organizing committee.
7.  During the competition, advisors may not interact with their respective team but may be asked to supervise other teams.

Envirothon Competition

The Envirothon is the largest Environmental Education Competition in North America.  Representatives from over 57 states and provinces complete five test stations and an oral presentation for a chance to be North American Champs! 

This year the North American Envirothon Competition will be held July 24th - 29th 2016 at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario


For more information on the Envirothon, please visit the Envirothon website