"Long Island's premier environmental studies program for high school students in Nassau and Suffolk Counties."
Hosted by the Nassau and Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
The Envirothon® is an environmental and natural resource conservation problem-solving, teambuilding and leadership experience and competition for high school students (grades 9-12 or ages 14-19) across the United States, Canada, and China. Incorporating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles, experiential learning, and hands-on outdoor field experiences, the Envirothon fosters student learning in the five subject areas of: Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, Wildlife, and a Current Environmental Issue which changes annually.
This Year's Current Issue is "Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future"
The Long Island Regional Envirothon event will be held on 04/17/2024 at the USDAN campus
Additionally each member of the winning team from Nassau and Suffolk County will receive a scholarship of $500!
The Envirothon competition stimulates students’ interests in environmental concerns and motivates them to further develop their skills and grow into environmentally-aware, action-oriented adults.
Envirothon activities begin locally, with teams of five 9th through 12th grade students competing for their Regional Envirothon title.
Local competitions are sponsored by their Conservation Districts, with a helping hand from local environmental recreational civic groups and businesses.
Throughout the history of the Long Island Regional Envirothon, is has relied on the generous support of local businesses to help cover the costs of organizing such a well-attended event. We are currently seeking sponsors for the Long Island Regional Envirothon. Your tax-deductible donation would help to increase the scholarships awarded to winning teams and provide consolation prizes to other participants. Sponsoring the Long Island Regional Envirothon is a great way to advertize your business. Sponsors are prominently featured on Envirothon giveaways and promotional material, such as T-shirts and reusable bags which are distributed to hundreds of annual participants and volunteers. The LI Regional Envirothon has received coverage in Newsday and is featured on the NCSWCD website and social media.
The Long Island Regional Envirothon 2023 was a huge success with 26 teams participating from High Schools all over Long Island.
Congratulations to winning teams Half Hollow Hills and Chaminade High Schools for taking First Place in the Long Island competition.
Good luck to both teams as they move on to compete for a chance to win the NYS Envirothon event!!
District Managers Corey Humphery & Derek Betts
Conservation Tech - Kaitlin Mattei
Nassau County Legislator John J. Giuffré
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