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. (Oral presentations are only at the state competition.) Teams consist of five students within the same entity. Four regional competitions are 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.
The Kansas Envirothon for 2021 was held virtually. Nine teams participated with Manhattan High School taking first place. See the complete results below.
They will represent Kansas at the National Conservation Foundation's International Envirothon (held virtually) on July 25-28, 2021. This event is hosted by the Nebraska Natural Resources Districts.