What is the Envirothon?
It’s the largest environmental education competition in the nation!
FUN FACT: York County is one of the few places throughout North America to offer the Envirothon beginning in the third grade.
Why participate in the Envirothon?
Because the Envirothon works! (…and it’s FUN!)
How does the Envirothon happen?
It takes a village to run the Envirothon!
How many students participate in the Envirothon?
Nearly 1,000 York County students participate in the Envirothon each year!
What do students study?
Conservation District creates a curriculum of study resources on our website each fall.
Is the Envirothon competitive?
Competition intensifies as students advance through grade levels.
The York County Envirothon provides environmental education programming at no-cost to nearly 1,000 students each year. Your gift will support the Envirothon program as it prepares our students to be future leaders in natural resource conservation.
Our 2023 Envirothon Sponsorship Drive is underway. Become a sponsor today!
Senior High Envirothon – April 25, 2023
Middle School Envirothon – May 16, 2023
5th & 6th Grade Envirothon – May 17, 2023
3rd & 4th Grade Envirothon – May 18, 2023
Paul Wilson was director emeritus of the York County Conservation District (YCCD). He is considered one of the “Fathers” of the York County and Pennsylvania State Envirothon. Paul was also a highly respected member of the York County Izaak Walton League (IWLA), Chapter #67.
This $500 Annual Conservation Award is offered in his memory. The Award is open to any York County student who is a registered member of their 2022 Senior High Envirothon Team (Grades 9—12).
The award recipient will be chosen, prior to the competition, based on educational merit, involvement in conservation activities, personal/professional recommendations and student’s own statement of interest. Team placement in the 2022 Envirothon competition has no bearing on the award.
The award money may be used for any purpose that helps further the student’s interest & involvement in the conservation of our natural resources. This may include their college education, an internship, a summer conservation camp, registration or travel fees, the purchase of appropriate equipment, or some other purpose to be applied toward their conservation activity.
Students may apply for this award before being accepted into a college, or for a summer internship or conservation camp, etc.
2022 Application Window has Closed
Please stay tuned for updates on the 2023 Paul Wilson Conservation Award
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