The Envirothon is a hands-on, problem solving, natural resource education program for high school students, grades 9-12. Each Envirothon team, consisting of 5 students, are challenged to fine tune critical thinking skills and work together in order to compete at outdoor stations that test their knowledge on aquatic ecology, soils/land use, forestry, wildlife and current environmental issue. In addition to these written tests, an oral component is in place where students present their solution to the problem given to them concerning the current issue topic for the year. The top 3 scoring teams of each of the 7 Regions will advance to State Competition.

The NW Regional area encompasses the following 17 counties: Atchison, Holt, Nodaway, Andrew, Buchanan, Worth, Gentry, DeKalb, Clinton, Harrison, Daviess, Caldwell, Ray, Mercer, Grundy, Livingston and Carroll.

Heather Keith is the Northwest Regional Coordinator. For questions, comments or additional information please contact Heather at heather.keith@swcd.mo.gov or 660-359-2006 x. 101.

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“I tell everyone that Envirothon is a great competition. My students really enjoy it. It promotes teamwork which is important in the workplace, it makes students aware of current issues that they previously knew nothing about and it gives them an opportunity to break into public speaking in a gradual sort of way that is not super intimidating. For kids from a rural school it is great because this sort of thing is their life anyway. I myself have learned so much from participating in this all of these years. I could be a spokesperson for the event!”

Susie Franklin – Norborne High School