Virginia Dominion Energy Envirothon. The 2024 Current Issue Topic is “Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future” The Area III Envirothon competition was hosted by the Tri-County/City Soil & Water Conservation District on April 16th.

For the first time in a few years, a team from the Northern Neck area participated. Rappahannock High School formed an Envirothon team led by Mrs. Rivenbark. The students had a wonderful opportunity participating in their first Envirothon competition. They were tested on their knowledge of soil, wildlife, aquatics and forestry. They also had to write & create a visual presentation on the Hampton Roads Renewable Energy Plan.

If your school, club, etc. is interested in creating an Envirothon team for 2025, reach out to Lowery or Kelly by December of 2024.

Staff members, Kelly & Lowery (left) with the Rappahannock High School 2024 Envirothon team.

Check out these helpful resources for 2024 team coaches:

Be sure to check out the Current Competition website page for up-to-date announcements of training and competition dates, and check out the Envirothon Study Resources website for station learning objectives and study links.

What is Envirothon? The Virginia Dominion Energy Envirothon is a team-based natural resources competition for high school students. Students who participate learn stewardship and management concepts and work to solve real-world environmental problems.

The program is field-oriented, community-based, and gives students an opportunity to work with natural resource professionals. Teams consist of five students (plus up to two alternates) and can be created through 4-H clubs, FFA, boy/girl scout troops, or any other organizations. Natural resource professionals make tests for the teams to collaboratively work on in four categories consisting of soils, wildlife, aquatics, and forestry.

Click here for more information on Envirothon and helpful resources.