Post shared via the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Grants News Newsletter, June 12. Editor, Josh VanBrakle.  Photos courtesy of DCNR. 

DCNR congratulates North East High School in Erie County as the winner of the 2024 Pennsylvania Envirothon.

For more than 20 years, Pennsylvania high schools have recognized the value of the Envirothon experience. Hundreds of teachers and professionals guide students through the annual environmental education competition, which combines classroom learning with outdoor activities.

At the annual Envirothon competition, teams of five high school students compete in presentations and field tests using their knowledge in five topics:

  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Environmental Issues
  • Forestry
  • Soils and Land Use
  • Wildlife

The 2024 competition took place on May 22 at Camp Mount Luther in Mifflinburg. High school students from 63 counties competed.

Envirothon has many partners including Pennsylvania’s conservation districts, the state Conservation Commission, and the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts. Several education and natural resource government agencies provide technical expertise, and many private businesses and non-profit organizations sponsor the event. DCNR has previously supported the Envirothon with a Statewide and Regional Partnership grant.

Funding came from the Environmental Stewardship Fund.