All teams are expected to participate in the Oral Component; it is a mandatory part of the Pennsylvania State Envirothon and is a part of the scoring to determine the overall winner.
The Oral Component (OC) offers Envirothon teams a chance to address real-life environmental problems as presented through a written scenario. The OC tests a team’s ability to consider an environmental issue, discuss its likely ramifications and effects, develop possible solutions, and present their findings to a panel of judges and then answer the judges’ questions during a 20-minute session.
New for 2023
- Time limit has changed from 10 minutes to 12 minutes.
- Maximum of 20 slides allowed in the presentations.
- The video submitted should mimic as closely as possible the team standing in front of a panel and presenting it to them in person. The entire team should be present and using their developed PowerPoint as a visual aid. The only visual aid acceptable is a PowerPoint presentation that the team develops. No video editing, animation, etc, is allowed. The goal of the video is to be a single take of the team using their PowerPoint as a visual aid and presenting their information addressing the points of the scenario to the panel of judges.
2023 Oral Component Score Sheet
2022 Oral Component Score Sheet
Oral Component Training Videos – Click to view password protected videos
2019 Oral Component Scenario and additional (2) references – Vegetable Weeder article and Why Precision Agriculture Will Change How Food Is Produced
2019 Oral Component Score Sheet
2019 Oral Component Prep Material provided to the team
2019 Rules and Guidelines/Policy
2018 Oral Component Scenario and Maps – Soils Map, Contour Map (An aerial photo of the farm (poster size) will be provided to each team at the event.)
2018 Oral Component Score Sheet