The New Jersey Envirothon is a unique and challenging natural resources problem-solving competition for high school students throughout the state. Teams of students are tested on environmental topics such as aquatics, wildlife, soils, forestry and a current environmental issue. This year’s current environmental issue is “Sustainable Rangeland Management: Achieving a Balance Between Traditional Agricultural Uses with Non-Agricultural Uses on Montana Rangelands.” Each year, New Jersey’s winning team becomes our State Representative in the North American Envirothon competition, the largest high school Environmental Education competition.
Participating in the National Envirothon affords students the opportunity to exchange information and experiences with other conservation minded youths from all over North America, as well as gaining New Jersey recognition for its fine Envirothon program. Check out the New Jersey Envirothon Newsletter for a more in depth description of events.
Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science team #2 of Ocean County placed first out of 34 participating teams at the 20th Anniversary of the 2013 New Jersey Envirothon held on May 4th. The day long competition was, and is, a testament to the students’ fortitude and stamina and all should be commended for a job well done.
Students at Camp Kettle Run await the start of the New Jersey Envirothon holding T-shirts worn from the past 20 New Jersey Envirothon events.
The winning team advances to the North American Envirothon representing New Jersey during the week long (August 4th – 9th) event being held at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.
The New Jersey Envirothon planning committee will soon be meeting for a wrap-up session of the 2013 event and begin setting the stage for the 2014 New Jersey Envirothon. Information for the 2014 event will be made available as planning details are confirmed.
A complete list of team scores may be found here. Other information on the event may be found on the New Jersey Envirothon webpage.
If you would like information regarding the District's participation in the Envirothon please contact Glenn Ward at (609) 625-3144. For more information about the New Jersey Envirothon in general, contact Richard Belcher, NJ Envirothon Coordinator at (609) 292-5540.
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