Where are they held? Eight area competitions are held throughout Minnesota. The top three Senior Envirothon teams from each area progress to the state competition and the winner of Minnesota's competition advances to the National Envirothon.
Who participates? Teams of 4-5 students work collaboratively to answer 20 questions at each learning station. Students must be in grades 9 through 12 for the Senior Envirothon and grades 6 through 8 for the Junior Envirothon.
For more information contact:
Stearns County SWCD
Phone: 320-251-7800 Extension 3
2012 Area II Junior and Senior ResultsSartell Junior High took 1st and 2nd and South Junior High took 3 in the Area II Junior Envirothon. In the Senior High Division, St. Johns Prep took 1st and 2nd with Morris taking 3rd.
2011 Envirothon Results
St. John's wins 2011 State Envirothon
St. John's Preparatory School won first place at the 2011 Minnesota State Envirothon, an annual environmental learning competition for high school students, held May 16 at Spirit Mountain in Duluth. About 175 students in grades 9-12 competed on 35 teams from 24 schools throughout Minnesota.
The teams compete by visiting five learning stations and taking an exam at each station. Four of the stations are the same each year: forestry, soils, water quality, and wildlife. The fifth station is a current events topic. This year's topic was "Fresh & Salt Water Estuaries." Teams also made a brief oral presentation on this topic before a panel of three judges.
St. John's Preparatory had placed 1st at the MASWCD Area II Senior Envirothon competition held at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in Spicer on April 27. Another local school, Albany High School, had placed 3rd at that competition.
2010 Envirothon Results
St. John's Prep takes 1st and 3rd at the Area 2 Senior Envirothon held on May 4, 2010 at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center near Spicer, MN.
This year 11 teams participated with about 50 students. The St. John's Prep teams are eligible to advance to the State Envirothon competition in Deerwood, MN on May 17th. A St. John's Prep team has won the State competition in 2008 and 2009.
The junior Envirothon, for grades 6-8, took place on October 6th at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center.
2009 Competition Results
St. John's Prep Competes in National Envirothon Competition
For the second consecutive year, a team of five students from St. John's Preparatory school won first place at the Minnesota State Envirothon, an outdoor competition for high school students that tests their knowledge of the
By winning the State competition, the team advanced to the Cannon National Envirothon competition held in North Carolina in August of 2009. They placed 25th among 52 teams from across the USA and Canada.