Welcome to New York State Envirothon

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The NYS Envirothon is closely monitoring the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 situation.

This will hopefully give Counties more time to decide how they are going to proceed with their 2020 competition season.

At this time, the 2020 NYS Envirothon, May 27th & 28th, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY annual competition continues to be scheduled.

As well as the NCF-Envirothon international, annual competition continues to be scheduled as planned for July 26-Aug 1 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

We are monitoring the situation closely and if anything changes, we will let you know as soon as possible.

We encourage you to be on the lookout for additional updates and messages from us regarding the NYS Envirothon & NCF-Envirothon regarding COVID-19 and the Envirothon programs.

We will let you know as soon as we can on any changes we will be making.

Stay safe and healthy!

NYS Envirothon Committee

2020 Dates are May 27 & 28, 2020 at Hobart William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY


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Today’s students will be tomorrow’s property owners, government officials, parents, and teachers. Make a fun investment in the future of our environment.

NYS Envirothon is looking for volunteers for this year's competition, can we count on you to VOLUNTEER?

You can also contact our Volunteer Coordinator, MaryLynne at NYS Envirothon.

This is our next generation of green leaders ...

NYS State Envirothon, sponsored by the New York State Soil and Water Conservation District is designed to ...

"Test students’ knowledge and understanding of natural resource issues within New York State.

Cultivate students’ desire to learn more about our natural resources and environmental issues. 

The spirit of competition

The spirit of 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 County Envirothon title. Local competitions are sponsored by their Conservation Districts, with a helping hand from local environmental recreational civic groups and businesses.

County winners then move on to the state contest where their knowledge is challenged in five areas: aquatic ecology, forestry, soils & land use, wildlife, and the current environmental issue.


aquatic biology station

NYS teams place high at North American Envirothon (NCF)

Once a team is chosen as State Envirothon Champion, its members become New York State’s representatives at the North American Envirothon . NYS teams consistently placed in the top ten for the Canon Competition, the predecessor to our current Envirothon. This tradition held true for over two decades between 1990 and 2011.

Last year we placed 2nd nationally and this year we’re hoping to once again take the gold medal, a feat last achieved in 2013.

Interested in Participating?

Register to participate in the New York Envirothon program at your local Soil and Water Conservation District office. Contact your local Soil and Water office for more information about registering your team!

NY State Envirothon

May 27 & 28, 2020
Hobart William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY