is the Massachusetts Envirothon?
Envirothon is a statewide environmental education program for high
school age young people and their advisors.
The Massachusetts Envirothon challenges young people to:
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
Test their environmental knowledge and skills in a challenging
Grow in their commitment to stewardship of the environment and
Cultivate a curiosity and a love of learning in science
Increase their awareness of career opportunities in the environmental
Envirothon is a network of environmental professionals and concerned
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
and in-kind contributions, large and small
resources & expertise
at the event
joining the Mass Envirothon committee
does Mass Envirothon work?
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”).
Introduction for Teams (Powerpoint presentation)
Quick facts for Teams
Massachusetts Envirothon in past years (Winners,
Evaluation, Photos, Stories, etc.)
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the Massachusetts Envirothon
Extension, 203 Agricultural Engineering Building, UMass Amherst
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