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.
2018 Central Region Contests
Two contests were held in the central region this year in conjunction with the District Agriculture Education Contests. Scores
Congratulations to the top placing teams: Tie for 11st—Aurora & St. Paul (127 points), Waverly (114 points), Blue Hill (108 points).
Seven regional Envirothon contests are held around the state. Teams that score highest in those contests are invited to the Nebraska State Envirothon to be held Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Niobrara State Park. The winner of that contest will go on to represent Nebraska at the National Conservation Foundation contest to be held at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. National Conservation Foundation Video
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.
-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.