SUTTON — This year’s West Virginia Envirothon will be a 1st-ever virtual competition, to will be held April 15-16.  

The Envirothon is a conservation education program and competition for students in grades 9 through 12. The West Virginia Envirothon focuses on 5 subject areas: aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife and a current environmental topic. By participating in the Envirothon program, students learn about West Virginia’s diverse ecosystem and how they can help conserve and protect it for future generations. Teams consist of 5 members and a teacher/adviser who guides the team. More than $15,000 in scholarships and prizes are expected to be awarded.

The top 5 teams in the state are awarded scholarships and the winning team is automatically entered into the National Conservation Foundation’s Envirothon competition. The 2021 competition is in Lincoln, Neb., from July 25- 31. 

Teams can register with Heather Duncan by phone at 681-247-3013 or by fax at 304-263-4986. Teams also can register by mailing their information to: Heather Duncan, 151 Aikens Center, Suite 2, Martinsburg, WV 25404.

The registration deadline is March 15. 

Follow this website to find out more about the WV Envirothon: www.wvca.us/envirothon/ o

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