Manitoba Envirothon

The Manitoba Forestry Association and its Legacy Sponsors Manitoba Hydro and the Government of Manitoba and all other partners are proud to host the 22nd Annual Manitoba Envirothon. Starting in 1997 with 4 teams and 20 students we have now had over 640 teams and over 3,200 students participate! We have witnessed many wonderful moments, highs, lows, bad weather, great facilities and hosts and great venues. Help us make the next 20 even better!

The 2018 Manitoba Envirothon was held in Churchill Manitoba May 24- 27, 2018! Congratulations to the team from Lord Selkirk Comprehensive Secondary School – our 2018 Provincial Champions!!

Please check our Facebook page for photos of the event!


Calling out to all Ex-Manitoba Envirothoners – Students, Advisors and Volunteers

If you are looking for an opportunity to continue supporting this great educational program there are a couple of avenues to do so.

  1. Time and Talent: The Test Writing Committee is looking for more individuals to participate on this committee. The 2018 Manitoba Theme is Climate Change in the North. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with an interest in one of the following core disciplines: Water and Aquatic Ecosystems, Native Plants and Forestry, Soils and Land Use, Wildlife and Wildlife Management and the Theme. Responsibilities include: site visits to set the Provincial field test; generate questions for the regional and provincial tests; participate in the actual event and mark submitted questions, etc. If you have an interest in participating on this committee please contact us at 204.453.3182 or envirocoordinator@thinktrees.org.
  2. Financially: Did you know that you can make a donation to the Manitoba Envirothon Program through the Manitoba Forestry Association and receive a charitable tax receipt! Make your donation out to the Manitoba Forestry Association but note that it is for Manitoba Envirothon. If you contribute through All Charities, MFA is also listed as one of the many charities one can donate to. Again just note that you want your donation to go to MFA – Manitoba Envirothon. Any amount is greatly appreciated. For more information contact us at 204.453.3182 or envirocoordinator@thinktrees.org.

The Manitoba Envirothon

For over 20 years the Manitoba Forestry Association has offered the Manitoba Envirothon which has provided Manitoba’s high school students a unique and fun way to learn about the environment and current issues. Manitoba Envirothon is a hands-on learning program which helps students develop important skills such as critical thinking, study skills and team work.

There are two components to both the Manitoba Regional or Provincial Envirothon competitions, a field test and an orals challenge. The trail test is a hands-on, team activity, students apply their combined knowledge to answer Topic questions at a series of stops along a purposely designed trail. The oral competition combines public speaking with the students’ learning experiences to develop and present a solution to a current environmental issue.

Click Here to watch a short video which illustrates what Manitoba Envirothon is.

Regional events are  also designed for students to come and learn for the day, and can attend but not compete.  Students and advisors will have the Manitoba Envirothon experience without as large of a time commitment to studying the resource documents ahead of time if they do not wish to move on to Provincials

All teams must compete at the Regional level in order to advance to the Provincial competition.


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