The Envirothon Competition Structure Rules Awards and Recognition
All students will receive certificates for participating in
The Envirothon is a dynamic hands-on Environmental The New Jersey Envirothon
the Envirothon and T-shirts commemorating the event.
Education Program for high school students. Teams of competition is a one-day
The NJ Association of Conservation Districts, will offer
students who wish to compete in the state-level event that takes place at the
$1,000 Scholarships to the members of the 1st place
Envirothon competition explore different natural end of the school year.
team and Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will
resource related topics throughout the school year, Teams will be tested on
including soils, forestry, aquatics, wildlife ecology also offer the first place team members Scholarships to
environmental topics through
and current environmental issues. As they attend their University or College. The 1st place team
hands-on interactive problem-
strengthen their background in natural resources, will also receive a plaque in honor of their achievement.
solving at five testing
students practice working in teams, considering The team that represents New Jersey at the Canon
stations. The team that best
information and differing viewpoints to reach a Students in grades 9-12 are eligible. Envirothon may also receive a cash award to help
demonstrates a compre-
decision through consensus and teamwork. One of Each team must consist of five members from the defray travel expenses.
hensive understanding of natural resources, as well as
the purposes of this program is to encourage teamwork and communication skills, moves on to same school or organization. One alternate is
students to become better-informed, active represent New Jersey in the Canon Envirothon permitted to prepare with the team, but cannot
attend as a 6th member during the actual
To register for
participants in natural resource management competition which is North America’s Largest High
decisions and problem-solving. School Environmental Education Competition. This event. *
Schools may submit a registration form for a
the New Jersey Envirothon
multi-day event further tests the team’s understanding
The team advisor or “coach” facilitates team of the environment and involves teams from all second team. A waiting list will be created and if
1. Complete the form on the reverse side of this
preparation for the competition. The Envirothon regions of the United States and Canada. there is space after the registration deadline, your
sponsors offer training and study guides for this school will be notified about entering the second
preparation. Organized training sessions give students team. * 2. Make registration check for $100 payable to the
Test questions may cover any information in the New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts.
the opportunity to meet a wide range of professionals
working in environmentally-related fields. Hands-on study guide and suggested resource materials 3. **If your team will be camping over Friday night
activities outlined in the educational study guide like web materials and links. and plan to eat at the School of Conservation
acquaint students with the Envirothon testing format. Register on or before March 2, 2009. The contest will consist of hands-on questions there will be an additional Non-refundable fee of
Upon registration, a study guide with information along with some true/false, multiple choice and $50 per team.
The study guide can also be used to supplement on natural resource topics and a list of suggested fill-in-the-blanks.
4. Mail both form and fee to:
regular lesson plans or added to a resource library. resource materials and contacts will be sent to There will be 30 minutes allowed at each station.
State Soil Conservation Committee
Preparation for the Envirothon will help teachers meet each team. Team presentations will last 10 minutes.
NJ Department of Agriculture
New Jersey Core Curriculum content Standards in There is a resource problem to be researched Teams will not be permitted to carry cell phones PO Box 330, Room 204
Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. during the school year and presented by the team calculators or any other electronic devices on Trenton, NJ 08625
before a panel of judges during the competition. the day of the competition.*
A schedule of the activities on the day of the Transportation to the event is the responsibility of THE 2009 NEW JERSEY ENVIROTHON
competition will be sent to each team in advance each participating team.
for travel preparations. In the event of a tied score, the team with the WILL BE HELD AT:
The winning team becomes eligible to compete in highest score in the team presentation portion will
be declared the winner. Decisions of the contest Montclair State University School of
the Canon Envirothon. The second place team
will compete if the first place team cannot attend. judges are final. Conservation
Team advisors are prohibited from accompanying
their team during any part of the competition. in
(This includes lunch.) Branchville, New Jersey
Consider Participating The lunch break is considered part of the
Envirothon. No studying or use of other materials Saturday, May 9, 2009
Make an environmental investment that is both fun is permitted. All rules still apply during the lunch
and educational! Register your team in the Envirothon break. (Free tent camping will be available at the School of
competition by returning the form. Early registration is Tobacco products, alcohol and other drugs may Conservation on the evening of Friday May8.) A small
highly recommended to allow time for studying the not be used by any team member during any part number of cabins will be available on a first come first
Each year the Envirothon features a specific, current guide and preparing for this exciting event. of the Envirothon. serve basis at an additional cost of $7 per person.
environmental issue. The 2009 environmental issue Any infraction of the New Jersey Envirothon For additional information about the NJ Envirothon,
is.“ Biodiversity in a Changing World.” Rules can result in disqualification and dismissal contact your local conservation district or visit
from the event and host site.
(*This is a change from previous years.)
For further information regarding the NJ
Envirothon, call your local soil ENVIROTHON SPONSORS:
Return form and fee to: State Soil Conservation Committee, NJDA, PO Box 330, Room 204, Trenton, NJ 08625
Make checks payable to: The New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts
Number of team members
Address (if different)
Street, City and Zip Code & County,
Name of high school or group
Registration fee is $100 per team and includes lunch. (Friday night meals will be an additional Non-refundable fee of $50
NJ Department of Agriculture
Bergen SCD Hudson, Essex
(201) 261-4407 Passaic SCD NJ State Soil Conservation
Burlington SCD Hunterdon SCD
(609) 267-7410 (908)788-9466
NJ Association of Conservation
Camden SCD Mercer SCD USDA Natural Resources
THE NEW JERSEY ENVIROTHON REGISTRATION FORM
(856) 767-6299 (609) 586-9603
Cape Atlantic SCD Morris SCD NJ Department of Environmental
(609) 625-1517 (973) 538-1557 Protection
Camping on Friday night? Circle one Tent or Cabin YES
Must be received by March 2, 2009.
Cumberland / Ocean SCD Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Salem SCD (609) 971-7002
Freehold SCD SCD A Message From the Sponsors
(Monmouth & (908) 526-2701
The conservation agencies and
organizations who sponsor this
Do you have Internet access? YES
(732) 683-8500 Sussex SCD
(973) 579-5074 program are dedicated to promoting
awareness of the need to conserve
Gloucester SCD Warren SCD and manage our soil, water and
(856) 589-5250 (908) 852-2579
related natural resources, and
conduct public programs to achieve
State Soil Conservation Committee this goal.
(609) 292-5540 The Envirothon provides an
educational format through which
students can learn more about
natural resource management, the
A Natural Resources
Education is not preparation for life. environmental benefits which can Problem-Solving
result and the programs which can
Education is life itself.
Competition for High
— John Dewey promote these benefits.
The sponsors of the Envirothon School Students
encourage your participation.
May 9, 2009
Printed on recycled paper by the
State Soil Conservation Committee
and the NJ Department of Agriculture