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The 2020 WV Envirothon will be held at Canaan Valley Resort State Park in Tucker County April 16-17. It is open to high school students grades 9-12. A team consists of five members and can be created through school clubs, home school groups, 4-H groups, scout troops, and more. Participants explore current environmental and earth sciences within the framework of five disciplines: aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and a current environmental topic.

What is the Envirothon?

The West Virginia Envirothon is a conservation education program and competition for students in grades 9 through 12. The West Virginia Envirothon focuses on five subject areas: aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and a current environmental topic. By participating in the Envirothon program students learn about West Virginia's diverse ecosystem and how they can help conserve and protect it for future generations.

How can I participate?

To participate in the West Virginia Envirothon, you must first put together a team of five students and one adult advisor/chaperone. Teams can be created through school clubs, home school groups, classes, 4-H groups, scout troops, etc. The next step is to register your team for the upcoming West Virginia Envirothon, get your study materials and prepare for the competition. Teams are tested on their natural resource knowledge, skills, and problem-solving abilities.

Envirothon Information and Resources

What is the Envirothon?

Resources, Rules and Information

2019 Team Info and Registration

--> Team Registration Form
Team Medical Publicity Release Form
Member Advisor Checklist

2019 Volunteer Info and Registration

Volunteer Registration Form
Volunteer medical Publicity Release form

2019 Oral Presentation Topic

Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge and Technology to feed the world

Envirothon Scholarship Information

First Place Team: $5,000
Second Place Team: $3,750
Third Place Team: $2,500
Fourth Place Team: $1,750
Fifth Place Team: $1,250


Station Awards*

  1. 1. All Teams are eligible
  2. 2. Station Awards will be presented as follows:
    • a. For the purpose of stimulating conservation and environmental education, students will be awarded $250 per team for the highest team score at each station. The stations include Forestry, Aquatics, Soils, Wildlife and current 5th topic.
    • b. For the purpose of stimulating conservation and Environmental education within the classroom, $250 will be awarded to the station winner's Advisor/Teacher. The stations include Forestry, Aquatics, Soils, Wildlife and current 5th topic
  3. 3. Awards will be presented to the top scoring team in each subject category: Wildlife, Aquatics, Forestry, Soils and current 5th topic.
  4. 4. Ties will be settled by a tie breaker question or questions presented at each testing site, Aquatics, Forestry, Wildlife, Soils and current 5th topic.

$500 Attendance Award*

  1. 1. The top five placing teams and the station award teams are NOT eligible for the attendance award
  2. 2. All five members of each Team must be present at the final presentation to be eligible
  3. 3. The drawing will be held prior to the announcement of the 1st place team

*Teams MUST attend all scheduled events. Penalties may be handed out to teams that do not attend events

2019 Envirothon Training Opportunities

Policy and Procedures

WV Envirothon Policy and Procedures

West Virginia Envirothon Study Materials

Aquatics | Forestry | Soils | Wildlife | 2019 Study Materials

Oral Presentation Rules
Teams will have to turn in their posters when they register. The posters will be given to the teams at the time scheduled for their 15 minute practice session. to receive full credit, presentations must be between 5 minutes and 7 minutes. Points will be deducted according to the score sheet if they take less time. Teams will be stopped at 7 minutes. This will allow time for a three minute Question and Answer session with the judges.

    Poster Rules and Regulations
  • 1.  3 posters, can use front and back, white poster board only, size 22x28 inches only (nothing larger or smaller)
  • 2.  Any media, Flat surface, 2 dimensional only, no 3 dimensional posters
  • 3.  3 X 5 inch notecards can be used to read from; cannot be used as visual aid
  • 4.  No add-ons, nothing to increase 22x28 inch size, no flipcharts, pull-outs, etc
  • 5.  Absolutely no props. Pointer and easel will be provided. This prohibits the use of electronic equipment (computers, smart phones, etc.)
  • 6.  No team, school, county, district, or personal names on posters
  • 7.  No identifying clothing to be worn, Envirothon t-shirts required
Posters not adhering to rules and any props will be confiscated. Points will be deducted for infractions of rules 6 and 7 (see score sheet).

Top Five Presentation
The top five teams will give the same presentation as the previous day, complete with 3 minute Question and Answer period. After that, each team will be asked the same bonus question. Teams will have up to three minutes to confer on an answer, and one minute to provide the answer.

At the end of the competition, all posters not picked up will be recycled.

NCF Envirothon

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Want to get involved?

For additional information, contact Envirothon Chairman Wayne McKeever by email at wayne.mckeever@gmail.com
or by mail at
West Virginia Envirothon
742 Airport Rd.
Sutton, WV 26601


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