How Envirothon Works
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. Envirothon is a hands-on learning program which helps students develop important skills such as critical thinking, study skills and team work.
Over the past two decades, the program has grown to include over 3,400 participating students to date!
There are two components to the Envirothon competition, a field test and an orals competition.
The trail test is a hands on activity, students apply their knowledge to answer questions in the field. 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 Envirothon is.
Regional events are designed for students to come and learn for the day. Students and advisors will have the Envirothon experience without as large of a time commitment to studying the resource documents ahead of time.
All teams must compete at the Regional level in order to advance to the Provincial competition.
How to get started:
- Select an advisor: Every Envirothon team needs an advisor. An advisor can be a high school teacher, or youth leader who becomes the team leader and performs such activities as registering the team, distributing resource materials, organizing team meetings, etc.
- Create a team: An Envirothon team is composed of five grade 9-12 students. There are a number of ways that teams are chosen. Some are self-selected students who have a particular interest in environmental issues, while others compete within their school for a place on the team. Team members are found in environmental studies classes, environmental clubs, and outdoor education classes.
- Register and pay fee: Once an advisor is identified he/she should talk to the appropriate people in your school about the registration fee – $100 for the regional event and $700 for the provincial event and missing days of school. The regional competition involves missing one day of school, and the provincial competition involves missing two days of school.
- Prepare: Visit this website regularly for instructions and details about your team’s participation in Envirothon. Media release and medical forms will be posted on this website and your team must fill these out in order to participate in the Manitoba Envirothon.
- Study: The team will use the resources posted on this website to study and prepare for the Manitoba Envirothon.