The Missouri Envirothon is a problem-solving, natural resource education program for high school students. In the field, teams of students are challenged to hone critical thinking skills and work as a team. Students answer written questions and conduct hands-on investigation of environmental issues in five categories:
- Soils/land use
- Aquatic ecology
- Current environmental issues
In addition to a written test, the teams also present an oral presentation solving a specific natural resource issue.
The Missouri Envirothon stimulates, reinforces and enhances students' interest in the environment and our state's natural resources. The concept was created by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts as an outdoor hands-on competition. From "Environmental Olympics," the concept expanded to other states; and when the national competition was added in 1988, the name was changed to Envirothon.
The continuing support of the program reflects the participation and support of the state conservation district associations and cooperating state and federal resource agencies.
Reference materials for students and teachers are available through local soil and water conservation districts. Conservation districts with cooperating agencies, educators, community and interest groups conduct regional competitions. The top three teams at the regional competitions advance to the state competition, usually held in early May. The winning team represents Missouri at the Envirothon.
Pembroke Hill High School Places 2nd at the National NCF-Envirothon Event
Pembroke Hill High School placed second in the 2018 NCF-Envirothon held at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho on July 22-27. High school students from 44 states, four Canadian provinces, and two Chinese provinces competed at the national event.
Missouri placed 2nd overall in the competition just missing the top score by .9 of a point out of a total of 700. Missouri’s score was 591.7. New York took first place with a score of 592.6.
The 2019 NCF-Envirothon will be hosted at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina July 28 through Aug. 2. The 2019 current issue is “Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge and Technology to Feed the World.” For more information about Envirothon, visit moenvirothon.org.
Pembroke Hill takes 2nd place at 2018 NCF-Envirothon held in Idaho.
Pembroke Hill team and advisors. Front row (l to r) Katrina Zhao, Pallavi Jonnalagadda and Gina Singh.
Back row (l tor) Marjorie MacGregor (advisor), Mulan Jiang, Lily Jiang and Lauren Nibberich (advisor).