Envirothon

VIRGINIA DOMINION ENERGY ENVIROTHON 2023

The 2023 Current Issue Topic is

“Adapting to a Changing Climate” 

AREA III Envirothon 

       Area III Envirothon training and competition will be hosted by the Colonial SWCD this year. The training and competition will be in person. 

     Area III Competition will be held on April 26, 2023 from

9:00 AM - 3:00PM at the VCU Rice Center. 

VIRGINIA DOMINION ENERGY ENVIROTHON STATE COMPETITION:

TBD

The competition will be in-person this year.

2023 NCF-Envirothon New Brunswick, Canada

Mount Allison University
Sackville, New Brunswick
Dates: July 23 - 29, 2023

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

For Resources and Information for Envirothon:

https://vaswcd.org/current-competition

Domininion Energy Envirothon State Competition

The Jamestown High School

Team at the Virginia Envirothon State Competition 2022.
The team placed 1st in the aquatics topic and 2nd in the special issue
environmental topic.  

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Jamestown High School Envirothon team

Coaches: Rebecca Elton, Amanda Mullane and Charlie Dubay.

What is the Envirothon?

The Virginia Envirothon, a recognized outreach program supported by the state legislature in code, 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. In preparation for the event, teams of students spend the year studying soils, forestry, aquatics, wildlife, and a current specific environmental issue. Students also apply their knowledge of these topics and problem solving skills through an oral presentation in which they solve real-life 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.org

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.