Text Box: Text Box:    Missouri Envirothon

Getting Students Involved!

Text Box: Peggy Lemons
1209 Biscayne Drive
Jefferson City, MO  65109
Phone: 573-893-5188 x 3
E-mail: peggy.lemons@swcd.mo.gov

Smith Cotton High School from Sedalia

Wins 2019 Missouri Envirothon!

The Missouri Envirothon Program consists of 7 regions across the state with each regional holding a competition either in the fall or early spring.  The top three teams from each of these regional competitions advance to the state competition, the Missouri Envirothon.  The state competition is held in the central part of the state in late April or early May.  The winning Missouri Envirothon team will represent Missouri at the North American Envirothon (a program of the National Conservation Foundation, the largest North American natural resource competition).  The Envirothon is held in varying locations across the United States and Canada with teams from Canadian Provinces and Territories as well as the majority of the United States. 

Envirothon teams consist of 5 students from grades 9-12.  They compete at outdoor stations testing on aquatic ecology, soils/land use, forestry, wildlife, and a current environmental issue.  There is also an oral component with the students presenting their solution to the problem they were given concerning the current issue topic for the year.


The Smith Cotton High School Team B took the top score in the 2019 Missouri Envirothon.  The 16-team competition took place on May 2 at the Lincoln University Carver Farm in Jefferson City, Missouri.  Students competed at five different outdoor testing stations—aquatic ecology, forestry, soils and land use, wildlife and the 2019 current conservation issue.     The Smith Cotton team also took high score in the forestry resource area as well as the high score for oral presentations.  Other resource high scores were Pembroke Hill High School fro Kansas City for the wildlife and soils resource areas and the Central High School Team A from Springfield for aquatics and current issue.  The top 6 teams came from 5 of the 6 Missouri Envirothon regions. Smith Cotton will go on to represent Missouri at the 2019 NCF Envirothon being hosted by North Carolina this year at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, July 28-Aug 3.


For complete scores click here 


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