The North American Envirothon (formerly the Canon Envirothon) is an annual competition in which winning state/provincial teams compete for recognition and scholarships by demonstrating their knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management. The teams, each consisting of five high school-aged students from participating US States and Canadian Provinces, exercise their training and problem-solving skills in a competition centered on four universal testing categories (i.e., soils/land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, and wildlife) and a current environmental issue.
2012 North American Envirothon
The winning team from the 2012 Manitoba Envirothon traveled to Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania to represent the province at the North American Envirothon, placing 14th our of 53 other teams! At the event, Rick Wowchuk, one of the teams advisor's was the first teacher in the 25 year history of the North American Envirothon to be inducted into the Canon Envirothon Hall of Fame.
News Release for the Manitoba team at the Canon Envirothon
News Release for Rick Wowchuk's induction to the Canon Envirothon Hall of Fame
Date: July 22-28 2012
Location: Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
2012 marks the 25th anniversary of Envirothon and it was hosted in Pennsylvania where it all began - in 1979, the Pennsylvania Soil and Water Conservation Districts created an "Environmental Olympics" as a way to encourage high school students to become interested in natural resource conservation and environmental issues and careers.
The official website for the North American Envirothon is envirothon.org