How do we balance the quality of life and the quality of the environment?

Each year, over 25,000 high school students across the United States, Canada, China, and Singapore embark on a journey to find creative solutions to this critical question through the NCF-Envirothon!

The Envirothon is an international environmental and natural resource problem-solving competition that builds leadership experience for high school students (grades 9-12 or ages 14-19). Incorporating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles, hands-on learning, and outdoor field experiences, Envirothon encourages students to expand their knowledge and explore environmental education and natural resource conservation through the study of Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Soils and Land Use, Wildlife, and Current Environmental Issues.
Emphasizing hands-on learning and real-world application of concepts, Envirothon students can be found getting their hands dirty in a soil pit, measuring the basal area of a forest, collecting macroinvertebrates in a stream to determine water quality, identifying wildlife tracks and signs, and many other skills and activities used by environmental and natural resource conservation professionals. Students learn directly from these environmental and natural resource professionals, introducing the students to a wide array of higher academic studies and careers in the environment, natural resources, and conservation.
NCF-Envirothon is a program of the National Conservation Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that works to develop the next generation of conservation leaders.

To learn more about the Envirothon program and competition, visit The Competition section of this site.


National Conservation Foundation

NCF-Envirothon is a program of the National Conservation Foundation (NCF), a 501(c)3 organization that works to develop the next generation of conservation leaders. The NCF-Envirothon Operating Committee is appointed by the NCF to provide support, guidance, expertise, and more on the direction of the NCF-Envirothon program and competition.
The mission of NCF is to educate and prepare conservation leaders for the sustainability and regeneration of our natural resources. NCF cultivates, educates, and inspires conservation leaders of all ages. 

Learn more on the National Conservation Foundation website. 

Envirothon Member Programs

Each year, the Envirothon touches and positively influences the lives of thousands of young people across the U.S., Canada, China, and Singapore.
Envirothon Member Programs will organize and conduct local Envirothon educational programs and competitions each year. Annually, over 300 individual Envirothon educational events and competitions are held by Envirothon member states, provinces, and partner nations.
The State, Provincial, and Partner Nation Envirothon competitions are the qualifying events for participating in the NCF-Envirothon Annual Competition. The winning team from each Envirothon Member Program is eligible to attend the NCF-Envirothon for recognition, awards, and scholarships.
All NCF-Envirothon Annual Competition participants will have first participated in their local state, provincial, or partner nation Envirothon competition!

To find your local State, Provincial, or Partner Nation Envirothon Program click here.