Area III Envirothon

The Envirothon is an outdoor environmental competition for high school students in grades 9-12. Students in Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Pine, Carlton, Mille Lacs, Aitkin, St. Louis, Lake and Cook counties all participate in the event, which is held the first Monday in May.

The event is held at a different site each year. Teams of 5 students visit 5 of the 6 stations (wildlife, forestry, water quality, soils, and a current events station), where they listen to a brief presentation by natural resource professionals, and then complete a short test. Teams also visit the 6th station where they give a 10 minute oral presentation on the current events topic.

Scores are tallied for the 6 stations and the top 3 teams move onto the State Envirothon where they compete against teams from all over Minnesota. The team with the highest score at the State Envirothon then travels onto the National Envirothon with teams from all over the U.S. 

 For information about the Envirothon, contact Emily Nelson at Lake SWCD at 218-834-8370.