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What is the Massachusetts Envirothon?

Mass Envirothon is a statewide environmental education program for high school age young people and their advisors.

The Massachusetts Envirothon challenges young people to:

  • Get outdoors and explore -- and gain hands-on knowledge and experience of Massachusetts ecosystems
  • Engage with their communities -- and develop skills for investigating local environmental issues and participating in community decisions and action
  • Test their environmental knowledge and skills in a challenging competition
  • Grow in their commitment to stewardship of the environment and natural resources
  • Cultivate a curiosity and a love of learning in science
  • Increase their awareness of career opportunities in the environmental field

Mass Envirothon is a network of environmental professionals and concerned citizens.

The Massachusetts Envirothon network includes scientists, educators, local officials, policy-makers, business people, resource managers, community activists, and parents who are committed to preparing the next generation of environmentally literate citizens and professionals.

The program offers a variety of ways for individuals, businesses, agencies, and community organizations to be involved as program partners, including

    • program sponsorship
    • team sponsorship
    • cash and in-kind contributions, large and small
    • event hosting
    • sharing resources & expertise
    • volunteering at the event
    • joining the Mass Envirothon committee

How does Mass Envirothon work?

Envirothon teams representing schools and community organizations prepare through the year for a statewide event in May that tests their knowledge of forest, wildlife, water, and soil resources, and current environmental issues. The program stresses the interdependence of human and natural systems and emphasizes hands-on, team-oriented problem solving and community involvement. Massachusetts Envirothon offers opportunities throughout the school year, including resource materials for use in the classroom, workshops geared to both teachers and students, and opportunities to encounter environmental professionals in action.The winning team is entitled to compete in the Envirothon, a program of the non-profit National Conservation Foundation (“NCF”).

Envirothon Introduction for Teams (Powerpoint presentation)
Envirothon Fact Sheet
Quick facts for Teams
Massachusetts Envirothon in past years (Winners, Evaluation, Photos, Stories, etc.)

Program Information for THIS YEAR
for teams and coaches
for volunteers

contact Mass Envirothon coordinator
Brita Dempsey

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For General Information, Contact the Massachusetts Envirothon
UMass Extension, 203 Agricultural Engineering Building, UMass Amherst 01003
Phone: 413/545-3876
Next Mass Envirothon Committee meeting

 


   
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