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Envirothon /
Northeastern Illinois Envirothon

 Envirothon is an exciting, fun way for high school students to learn about the environment. It combines in-class curriculum with hands-on field experiences, while demonstrating the role people have in important environmental issues, such as forestry and wildlife management, water quality, and soil erosion. Teams use group oriented problem-solving skills and hands-on field experience while completing the 5 outdoor labs and testing. At each testing station, teams first listen to a presentation by a professional in that field, and then complete a lab and written test. Teams are tested on their knowledge in Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, Wildlife and a current environmental issue that changes each year. Regional competitions are held annually throughout Illinois.

Our regional event, the Northeastern Illinois Envirothon, serves the counties of Cook, DuPage, Lake, Winnebago, McHenry, Boone, DeKalb, Kane and Will. This natural resource education program is organized by the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts through their regional Land Use Council; LUC 16. Due to population size and geographic space, this competition is further divided into two regional events; north and south. The overall winner of both events continues on to the Illinois Envirothon competition in the spring.

 

The winning Illinois Envirothon team represents our state at the Canon Envirothon. Gathering teams from across the US and Canada, this international event is the largest environmental competition in North America. At this event teams stand to win $30,000 in scholarships and prizes.

 

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