"Long Island's premier environmental studies program for high school students in Nassau and Suffolk Counties."
Hosted by the Nassau and Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
The Envirothon® is an environmental and natural resource conservation problem-solving, teambuilding and leadership experience and competition for high school students (grades 9-12 or ages 14-19) across the United States, Canada, and China. Incorporating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles, experiential learning, and hands-on outdoor field experiences, the Envirothon fosters student learning in the five subject areas of: Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, Wildlife, and a Current Environmental Issue which changes annually.
This Year's Current Issue is "Adapting to Climate Change"
The winning team from Nassau and Suffolk county will move on to participate in the NYS Envirothon.
Additionally each member of the winning team from Nassau and Suffolk County will receive a scholarship of $500!
The Envirothon competition stimulates students’ interests in environmental concerns and motivates them to further develop their skills and grow into environmentally-aware, action-oriented adults.
Envirothon activities begin locally, with teams of five 9th through 12th grade students competing for their Regional Envirothon title.
Click here to learn about Envirothon team registration.
Local competitions are sponsored by their Conservation Districts, with a helping hand from local environmental recreational civic groups and businesses.
Volunteer Registration for the 2023 Regional Envirothon is now open! Registration will be open until April 1st, 2023. Please note when completing the registration form the Nassau and Suffolk Counties are Region 5.
Throughout the history of the Long Island Regional Envirothon, The Districts have relied heavily on the generous support of local businesses to help cover the costs of organizing such a well-attended event and are currently seeking sponsors for the April 2023 Envirothon. Your tax-deductible donation would help to increase the scholarships awarded to winning teams and provide consolation prizes to other participants. Sponsors are prominently featured on Envirothon giveaways and promotional material, which are distributed to hundreds of annual participants and volunteers. The LI Regional Envirothon has received coverage in Newsday and is featured on the NCSWCD website and social media.
The Long Island Regional Envirothon 2023 was a huge success with 26 teams participating from High Schools all over Long Island.
Congratulations to winning teams Half Hollow Hills and Chaminade High Schools for taking First Place in the Long Island competition.
Good luck to both teams as they move on to compete for a chance to win the NYS Envirothon event!!
District Managers Corey Humphery & Derek Betts
Conservation Tech - Kaitlin Mattei
Nassau County Legislator John J. Giuffré
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