NJ State Envirothon

The Ocean County Soil Conservation District is a proud sponsor of the New Jersey State Envirothon.

After several years of providing virtual Envirothon events, this year’s Envirothon will be in-person! The 2023 NJ State Envirothon will take place on May 20, at Camp Zehnder in Wall Twp, Monmouth County. For information about registering your school for this fun, challenging and educational event for high school students, download the 2023 NJ Envirothon Flyer.

OCSCD collaborates with our 13 sister Soil Conservation Districts and NJACD to facilitate the New Jersey Envirothon, an annual competition of high school students who test their knowledge on environmental topics including Soils, Land Use, Wildlife, Aquatic Ecology and Current Environmental Issues. The competition incorporates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles, experiential learning and hands-on outdoor field experiences.

This annual competition culminates in one intense day where students use critical thinking skills to create inventive solutions to complex environmental problems, and test their practical knowledge of environmental topics through hands-on and interactive problem solving. The team that best demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of natural resources, as well as teamwork and communication skills, moves on to represent New Jersey in the North American Envirothon competition which is the largest high school environmental education competition in North America.

Envirothon 2007 Student Group

This multi-day international event further tests the team’s understanding of the environment and involves teams from all regions of the United States and Canada. The North American Envirothon is managed and directed by National Conservation Foundation and its NCF-Envirothon Operating Committee. The 2023 North American NCF-Envirothon will take place in New Brunswick, Canada, July 23-29.

Participating students also have the opportunity to attend comprehensive training prior to the event.  Trainings are offered at several locations throughout the state, one in North Jersey, one in Central Jersey and one in South Jersey.  These training days are designed to give students an idea of the types of questions and activities that they will be asked to complete on the day of the competition.

Please visit the Official NJ Envirothon Website for more information, or to register for the next NJ Envirothon.

Students participating at the 2007 Envirothon.