Envirothon

The Bucks County Envirothon is an annual competition in which teams of five students (grades 9 through 12) from local high schools compete for prizes, academic glory, and a chance to advance to compete in the Pennsylvania Envirothon, a statewide competition.

The competition tests students’ knowledge in five important subject areas: Soils and Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, Wildlife, Forestry, and a current issue topic which is updated every year. The 2017 current issue is “Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship.” Tests are developed by professionals from the PA Fish and Boat Commission, PA Game Commission, DCNR – Forestry, and the USDA NRCS.

With support from volunteers as well as participating agencies in the fields of environmental science, Bucks County Conservation District (BCCD) is proud to participate in this exciting event which promotes careful consideration of the pressing environmental issues of our time. Through comprehensive study of the subjects involved, students are encouraged to think critically about ecology, conservation practices, and how we can become better stewards of our natural resources.

Interested teachers and students are encouraged to contact Jason Maurer at BCCD (215-345-7577, ext. 105) for more information. PA Envirothon has developed an extensive list of resources and study aids to assist participants in preparing for the exam (check out the "Station Training" tab). BCCD is happy to provide guidance and assistance!