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The Competition

The NCF-Envirothon is an annual competition for high school-aged students conducted over five consecutive days every summer during July or August. To expose students to diverse environmental issues, ecosystems, and topography the North American Envirothon is hosted in a different location each year. Teams from participating states and Canadian provinces, who have won their state or provincial event, compete for recognition and scholarships by demonstrating their knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management. The teams, each consisting of five members, work to demonstrate their knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management at five training/testing stations.

Training for the NCF-Envirothon begins well in advance of the actual event. Each team arrives at the NCF-Envirothon as a result of extensive training and superior performance at local and/or regional and state/provincial Envirothon competitions.

At the conclusion of the competition, scores are combined for final ranking and awards distribution.


Station Training/Testing
At the NCF-Envirothon, teams are evaluated on their performance at each of the following training/testing stations−Soils/Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife, Current Environmental Issue. READ MORE...

Current Environmental Issue
Each year, the NCF-Envirothon features a current environmental issue for station testing. READ MORE...

Oral Presentations
Being able to orally communicate natural resource material is crucial in addressing environmental problems/issues, particularly in situations where collaborative efforts are required to develop practical solutions and effect change. READ MORE...


Judges’ Criteria/Scoring
One of the best ways to prepare for a competition is to increase your understanding of the judging criteria. READ MORE...



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