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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

2020 Current issues - 5th Topic

Water Resource Management: Local Control and Local Solutions
2020 Learning Objectives for the NCF Envirothon

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

2020 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

For the 2020 5th Topic oral presentation, teams will use PowerPoint slides instead of the posters used in prior years. A maximum of 10 slides may be used. No videos, sound or hyperlinks will be allowed. Slides may use the animation features that are available with the PowerPoint software.
NEW 2020 Oral Presentation Guidlines PDF

Teams will turn in their flash drive and notecards when they register. The flash drive will be given to the team 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.

    Presentation Rules and Regulations
  • 1). 10 slide maximum
  • 2). No videos, sound, or hyperlinks allowed
  • 3). 3 X 5 inch notecards can be used to read from; cannot be used as visual aid
  • 4). Windows operating system will be used for all presentations utilizing Microsoft Office PowerPoint
  • 5). Absolutely no props. Pointer will be provided.
  • 6). No team, school, county, district, or personal names on presentation
  • 7). No identifying clothing to be worn, Envirothon t-shirts required
  • 8). Points will be deducted for any infractions of these rules

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 presentations 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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