a program of the National Conservation Foundation  

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the NCF-Envirothon, North America's largest high school environmental education competition. To learn more about us, please explore the information and resources available on our website. If you have additional questions or require information, feel free to contact us

Since the inception of the Envirothon... more than 10 million people have participated in the program! Each Year... 500,000 people from 4,000 public and private high schools across North America participate.


“... the lessons I learned from my Envirothon experience won me a full scholarship to college, paid for me to go to 21 countries on 6 continents, and locked me in with some of my best friends to this day.”

— Michelle Henry, Pennsylvania, Envirothon Alumna


Latest News from the NCF-Envirothon Program!

by: Lorelle Steach, Chair NCF-Envirothon Operating Committee

NCF-Envirothon launched its new website in mid-October. You will find the website has a fresh new look and is easy to use. We thank Debbie Waycott and Vologon Productions for the tremendous amount of time and hard work that went into this project. We hope you will take some time and visit the website to learn about its new features and all it has to offer. The NCF-Envirothon would like to highlight the Envirothon and its success; please don’t forget to submit your Envirothon stories, pictures, event calendars, and statistics.Looking to next year’s event which will be held in our North Region – Canada! The Forests Ontario host committee is busy planning the 2016 North American event to be held at Trent University located in Peterborough, Ontario.
Mark your calendars for July 24 – 29, 2016!

Download full chair's message here

52 Teams From Across North America Competed!

This year's winning team is from Pembroke High School in Kansas City, Missouri. The team, pictured above, is made up of Francesco DiMare, Domenico DiMare, Deven Dietrich, Saurabh Goel, and Eric Koch (left to right). Bill Gill, Assistant V.P. for Environment Affairs, Smithfield Foods presented each team member with a $3,000.00 cash award. The Pembroke High School team won 1st place overall, 1st place in Aquatic Ecology, 1st place in the Current Issue, and 1st place in the Oral Presentations.
The second and third place teams were Penncrest High School from Pennsylvania and the Academy of Science & Technology from Texas, respectively.
AWARDS: The top three teams received cash awards of : 1st-$3,000.00/per student, 2nd-$2,000.00/per student, 3rd-$1,000.00/per student. The cash awards were sponsored by Smithfield Foods.