• Envirothon Information

    Envirothon is a series of environmental competitions in which teams of students move beyond the classroom in order to solve real-life environmental problems in a natural setting.  Environthon works like a sport meet – winning teams progress through local, state and international competitions.”  Envirothon Webpage

    The Prince George’s Co. Environthon is supported through the Soil Conservation District, the William S. Schmidt Outdoor Education Center, and local high schools in Prince George’s Co.
    Teams consist of five students plus an alternate from participating high schools.  Each high school could field up to two teams.  Prince George’s Co. has 22 high schools and of those schools 4 participated in the recent Envirothon Competition.

    Oxon Hill H.S. (Champion), E. Roosevelt H.S., Laurel H.S., and the Academy of Health Sciences H.S.

    Envirothon team members are asked to roll up their sleeves and get up close with nature in the following disciplines:

    • Wildlife:  Students learn about animal populations and the importance of preserving wildlife habitat.
    • Forestry:  Students learn how to identify tree species and learn management techniques for healthy and productive forestry resources.
    • Soils:  Students learn about profiling and mapping techniques used to determine soil characteristics for farming and development activities.
    • Aquatics:  Students explore under-water ecosystems while also learning how wetlands and buffers contribute to healthy streams. 
    • Environmental Issues:   Students are asked to research a specific environmental issue.  It changes from year to year.  Ex.  What happens when a wetland is filled in?

      Training and Competition Dates for the upcoming School Year

      TBD

    Interested teachers should contact James Roberson (james.roberson@pgcps.org) for more information on how to start a team.