Dominion Energy Envirothon
Current Competition 2020
Each year, a current environmental issue is chosen for the National Envirothon Competition. This special issue is applied to the state competitions as well. This year's topic is "Water Resources Management: Local Control and Local Solutions."
Refer to VASWCD for more information regarding this year's competition.
What is the Envirothon?
The Virginia 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.
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, qualify to compete at the area level and the top three teams from the six Soil & Water Conservation District areas in the state 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 Virginia Envirothon.
For help starting a team, contact the District at (757) 645-4895 or email Sheila.Jaruseski@colonialswd.net
Jamestown High School Envirothon Team wins 2019 national championship!
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.