The Nebraska Envirothon is a competition designed for high school students (9-12th grades) to test their knowledge about the environment. Five-member teams compete on the regional level in seven areas of environmental studies: soil, aquatics, forestry, policy, wildlife, range, environmental policy and current issues. For the state competition, an oral presentation, on a topic selected by the North American Envirothon Committee, is added to the testing stations.
Central Region Contest
The Lower Loup & Central Platte Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) hosted the 2017 contest in conjunction with the District Agriculture Education Contests on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Central Community College-Platte Campus in Columbus, NE. Congratulations to St. Paul High School for winning the Central Region Contest! St. Paul will advance to the state Envirothon to be held at Wildcat Hills in Scottsbluff, NE. Central Region Results
Regional Envirothon contests like the Central Region contest in Columbus are held around the state and teams that score highest in those contests are invited to the Nebraska State Envirothon to be held Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Wildcat Hills State Recreation and Nature Center in Scottsbluff, NE. The winner of that contest will go on to represent Nebraska at the National Conservation Foundation contest to be held in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Envirothon Newsletter
2017 Special Topic: Agricultural Soil and Water Stewardship Study Info
Note: Schools may register to compete at ANY regional contest, allowing schools the flexibility on what location and date they’d like to compete; however, schools may only compete in one regional contest per year.
2016 State Winners
1st Place: Concordia High School Team 1: Joe Manning, Michael Backer, Kat Mallott, Grace Trembath, Derek Robbins, Coach: Mike Ellis
2nd Place: Sidney High School: Logan Uhlir, Ryan Birner, Brenner Keane, Hannah Rapp, Spencer Ellwanger, Coach: Pat Welch
3rd Place: Pender High School: James Bensen, Braden Peters, Treyvor Vice, Hallie Ballinger Coach: Rusty Bartlett
Aquatics: Sumner-Eddyville-Miller (SEM) High School Team 1
Wildlife: Tie between Milford High School and Concordia 1
Forestry: Norris High School
Policy: Tie between Pender High School and Arapahoe High School
Soils: Arapahoe High School
Range: West Holt High School
Special Topic Presentations: Sidney High School
-Forming Teams: There are no limits on the number of teams from each school taking part in the regional contest. The regional competition is during FFA District competitions, however, FFA membership is not a requirement– science clubs, Scouts, 4-H, FFA and other five-member teams can enter.
-Tie-Breaker Rule: There is a tie-breaker question for each contest to determine a winner. The tie-breaker question will be a pre-selected question from the Aquatics section of the contest.
Visit the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts website for the Study Guide and other Envirothon information.