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The Envirothon is an annual environmentally-themed academic competition for high school aged students. The competition covers five core subjects- aquatic ecology, forestry, soils and land use, wildlife, and a fifth annually-changing subtopic which focuses on relevant environmental issues. The program is competitive but learning is the bottom line!

Participating teams are made up of 5 students from the same school or sponsoring organization, who work together to take written tests and to develop and present a problem solving oral presentation. The competition is open to public, private and home-schooled students.

The contest starts at the local level (Coles County is in Illinois LUC 7). Top-scoring teams at the local level advance to the state competition, which is held annually at the 4H Memorial Campgrounds at Allerton Park in Monticello, Illinois. State winners then go on to compete in the National Envirothon, against teams from nearly every state and several provinces of Canada!

Our 2019 regional competition (Illinois Land Use Council 7) will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the Hoopeston Civer Center, Hoopeston, Illinois. Official registration forms (click here) are due Tuesday, February 5, 2019.  

Click here for general guidelines for the day of the event and directions to the Hoopeston Civic Center

Click here for LUC7 Rules and Regulations

Click here to download study guides and resource materials for the competition. We recommend that teams begin studying early!

For more information, please contact your local SWCD, or email info@colescountyswcd.org.