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.
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 Prep Material provided to the team