Dominion Energy Envirothon

ENVIROTHON 2022

UPDATES:

       Area II, Culpepper SWCD will be offering IN PERSON Envirothon training at Graves Mountain Lodge for our widely popular hands-on training for the Virginia Dominion Energy Envirothon!  (Please check back for updates)

Save the date for Saturday, November 20, 2021! 

      There will be a soil pit, skulls, tracks, trees and Rose River macroinvertebrates to get your hands-on experience!  Fee per person is usually $20, which includes lunch, or $5 if you bring your own lunch. 

DOMINION ENERGY ENVIROTHON STATE COMPETITION:

May 2022

North American Envirothon Competition: July 24-30, 2022 at the Miami University in Oxford, Ohio

(Special topic: Waste to Resources)

For additional information please contact Sheila Jaruseski at Sheila.Jaruseski@colonialswcd.net or call 757-645-4895.

For Resources and Information for Envirothon:

https://vaswcd.org/current-competition

Members of Jamestown High School
Envirothon Team
Place 3rd in the Domininion Energy
Envirothon State Competition

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Jamestown High School Envirothon team:

Left to Right:  Sebastian Cordero-Muniz, Neera Naran, Sarah Harris, Samantha Brown.  Also not pictured, Kate Long.  Alternate team members: Carolina Bakker and Gladys Smith 

What is the Envirothon?

The Virginia  Dominion Energy Envirothon is a team based natural resources competition for high school students.  Students who participate learn stewardship and management concepts  and work to solve real world environmental problems.  The program is field-oriented, community based and gives students an opportunity to work with natural resource professionals.  Click Here for a video overview of the Dominion Energy Envirothon competition!

Who can participate, and what do they do?

Students work in teams of five.  Throughout the school year students prepare to compete at the local level and then qualify to compete at the area level.   The top three teams from the six Soil & Water Conservation Districts  compete at the State level.  The Virginia Envirothon is a natural resources competition through which high school students around the Commonwealth compete by demonstrating their knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management.  Students visit five “in-the-field” test stations where written and hands-on problem solving is required along with an oral presentation formulating a strategy to address a specific environmental issue they’ve been presented with.

The event is competitive, but education is the bottom line.  Teams can be created through high school clubs, home school groups, 4-H groups, scout troops, local nature centers, etc.  The only requirements of a team are a minimum of five students and one adult advisor/chaperone.

Click here to learn more about the Dominion Virginia Envirothon.

If you have any interest in Envirothon, please contact the District at

(757) 645-4895 or email Sheila.Jaruseski@colonialswd.net

Jamestown High School Envirothon Team wins 2019 national championship!
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The Jamestown Envirothon Team receives a $15,000 prize for winning the 2019 NCF Envirothon in Raleigh, NC. Pictured above, left to right, are Bill Gill and Alyssa Hamill of Smithfield Foods, Jamestown HS Envirothon Team members Joseph Kang, Rachel Smith, Anna Song, Audrey Root, Lisa Small, and Gene Smith, Executive Committee member of the NCF.