What is Envirothon?
The Kansas Envirothon is an outdoor, environmental high school competition where students learn and are tested on soils/land use, forestry, wildlife, rangeland, aquatic ecology, a current environmental issue (changes each year), and an oral presentation (related to a scenario of the current environmental issue). Oral presentations are only at the state competition.
Teams consist of five students within the same entity.
Four regional competitions are typically held in Kansas, students along with their advisors choose which one to attend. The team from each school who scores the highest then attends the state competition.
Winners of the state event will compete at the National Conservation Foundation's International Competition usually held in July. The location for this contest changes each year.
Shawnee County Conservation District sponsors at least one team, but most likely more, each year.
Kansas Envirothon Website:
April 5-Regional Competitions: Soldier & Wilson Lake
April 12-Regional Competition:
YMCA's Camp Wood, Elmdale
2022 Kansas Envirothon
The Kansas Envirothon for 2022 was held near Elmdale, Kansas at the YMCA's Camp Wood.
Eleven teams from all over Kansas participated with Manhattan High School taking first place (pictured above).
Manhattan represented Kansas at the National Conservation Foundation's International Envirothon held in Oxford, Ohio on July 24-30, 2022 (pictured with their advisor, Noah Busch, below).
They placed 15th
out of 40 teams!