The Northeastern Minnesota Association
of Soil & Water Conservation Districts
presents the

23rd Annual Area III Envirothon

Envirothon logo

The Area Envirothon is an environmental competition for high school teams to challenge their environmental knowledge and problem solving skills.  Five learning stations are presented by natural resource professionals in the fields of forestry, soils, water quality, wildlife, and a current events topic.  In addition, students will be asked to make a 10-minute oral presentation on the current event issue.

The contest takes place in an outdoor setting.  Teams are composed of five students from the same school or organization.  At each station, teams are given a short presentation and must then answer 20 questions specific to that station.

The top three to five teams, depending on the number of registered teams, will proceed to the State Envirothon competition, which will be held in southeastern Minnesota this year.

Envirothon 2016 photo

When and Where?
: Monday, May 1st, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 1:40 pm
Location: Cloquet Forestry Center in Cloquet, MN

Who's invited to participate?

Any student teams, grades 9-12, from high schools, home schools, or organizations (4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc.) in Area III are eligible to enter.  Area III includes Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Kanabec, Lake, Mille Lacs, Pine, and St. Louis counties.

School Responsibility

  • Lunch
  • Transportation to and from the event
  • Participants need to dress appropriately for the weather.  Except in cases of severe weather, the event will be held outside.


Contact the Area III Envirothon Coordinator, Emily Nelson, at Emily.Nelson@co.lake.mn.us

Documents for Participants
Area III Envirothon Brochure
2017 Envirothon Current Events Scenario
2017 Current Events Scenario Attachments