About Us

Hundreds of teachers and professionals throughout Pennsylvania guide high school students through this natural resource environmental education program that combines classroom learning and outdoor activities. This exposure to nature and seeing how humans impact the natural world provide invaluable lessons for understanding ecosystems and our environment.

At the Envirothon, teams of five high school students compete in field testing using their knowledge in five topic areas – Soils and Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife, and Environmental Issues. A current environmental issue is chosen each year as the “hot topic” for the focus of this station as well as the oral presentation component.

The 2015 Pennsylvania Envirothon state competition will be held at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown and Windber Recreation Park on May 19 and 20.

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Accept a Natural Challenge

  • Aquatic Ecology
    Students work alongside aquatic biologists to assess the quality… READ MORE »
  • Forestry
    With the guidance of professional foresters, students learn basic… READ MORE »
  • Current Issues
    Challenged by field professionals, students work as a team… READ MORE »
  • Soils and Land Use
    Professional soil scientists help students learn about soil structure,… READ MORE »
  • Oral Component
    2015 OC Rules and GuidelinesAll teams are expected to… READ MORE »
  • Wildlife
    A favorite for many Envirothon participants, students learn first… READ MORE »

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