2023 NCF-Envirothon
New Brunswick, Canada

Mount Allison University
Tantramar (Sackville)*, New Brunswick, Canada
Dates: July 23 - 29, 2023

*Please note, on January 1, 2023, the town of Sackville officially became known as Tantramar. 

Hosted by Envirothon New Brunswick



2023 Partners

Partners and Sponsors of the 2023 NCF-Envirothon New Brunswick Competition

THANK YOU to all of the many partners and sponsors of the 2023 NCF-Envirothon New Brunswick competition! Click the image (to the right) to learn more about each!

2023 Media

Pictures and Media from the 2023 NCF-Envirothon New Brunswick Competition

1st Place Team 2023
Official Press Release...
2023 NCF-Envirothon New Brunswick
View the photos from the week!

2023 Scores

Final Scores for the 2023 NCF-Envirothon New Brunswick Competition


2023 Livestream

Watch a recording of the 2023 Top 3 Team Oral Presentations and Awards Ceremony

2023 Current Issue Topic

Adapting to a Changing Climate

 The earth’s climate is constantly changing and has been doing so for billions of years. Although long-term fluctuations in temperature are normal and greenhouse gasses are emitted to the atmosphere from both natural and human-generated sources, the vast majority of climate scientists agree that the global warming observed since the mid-20th century (1950s) is cause for immediate concern. Human-induced emissions of greenhouse gasses are being released at a quicker rate than natural processes can remove them¹. Not only do climate models project an increase in temperature, but the models also predict increases in the frequency of hot days above 30⁰C (86⁰F) as well as changes in precipitation, extreme weather events, sea level rise, water stress, and ocean acidification. As a result, disruptive changes to ecosystems, the economy, and society are expected to occur on both local and global scales.
The changing climate is one of the most complex issues facing the world today. It spans many disciplines and aspects of everyday life: science, socio-economics, environment, health, politics, as well as moral and ethical values. The impact on New Brunswick’s economy and quality of life for its citizens will depend on how effectively we plan and prepare for the complex challenges and changes that will occur.
Students will learn about factors contributing to a changing climate, the effects of these changes on the environment and natural resources, and the unique challenges facing natural resource dependent communities. As they explore the impacts on human social and economic systems, they will learn about management strategies for mitigating and adapting to a changing climate, and the roles of innovative technologies and programs in responding to local and global changes.

<i>¹ Bush, E. and Lemmen, D.S., editors (2019): Canada’s Changing Climate Report; Government of Canada, Ottawa, ON. 444 p.</i>

Event Information

2023 Event Guide and Registration

Want to join us in New Brunswick this summer? Check out the 2023 Event Guide for all the details, then fill out your registration forms!
See you in July!