Students who participate in the Envirothon are poised to become better-informed, active participants in natural resource management and problem-solving. Those who are considering careers in natural resources conservation have the added benefit of interacting with conservation professionals at training sessions and the event itself.
Students The New Jersey Envirothon has plenty of benefits for students. By participating, students will:
Increase environmental awareness
Develop team building
Enhance youth leadership skills
Tackle environmental challenges
Meet like-minded students
Win scholarships and awards
Connect classroom learning to real world problems
Interact with natural resource professionals
Explore New Jersey's diverse resources and habitats
All students will receive certificates of participation and NJ Envirothon T-shirts.
The NJ Association of Conservation Districts will award $1,000 Scholarships to the members of the first place team.
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Kean University will offer scholarships to first place team members who attend either of these institutions.
The top-placing teams will receive a plaque in honor of their achievements.
The first place team may represent New Jersey at the North American Envirothon. Travel expense assistance may be available from the NJ Association of Conservation Districts.
Educators The New Jersey Envirothon also benefits educators in many ways and will help them to:
Support Core Curriculum Standards
Earn professional development hours
Improve environmental leadership
Gain awards and recognition for their school
“The Envirothon has taken my students all over New Jersey and North America, from Nova Scotia to the Gulf Coast, and even to the high country of the Grand Tetons. These will be some of the greatest experiences in their lives. Many have gone on to have successful environmental science careers.” Tom Miller, Kittatinny Regional HS Advisor
“It encourages students to think critically to solve real world problems.” Adam Sprague, MATES Advisor
“In an age of teach-from-a-book, test, repeat; actually APPLYING science in a natural environment is a truly unique experience. Basically, it makes students care.” Liza Baskin, MAST Advisor
“Allows for the education and understanding of how we affect the environment around us, and how the environment can benefit from our stewardship.” Ryan Badum, 2013 team member from Marine Academy of Science and Technology